Dogs have been an integral part of the White House since the arrival of the 2nd president of the US; John Adams. Although George Washington, the first US president had a special place for dogs in his heart, he never resided in the White House.  Dogs have returned to the White House after a four-year hiatus. 

Almost every president has had at least one dog.  George Washington had over, seven of which he kept at the Presidential Residence in Philadelphia.  Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House.  One even sat in the Capital Rotunda while his masters laid in state.

President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn’t bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel “a little phony doing so.”  Imagine of all the things Donald Trump could feel “phony” doing, it was dogs keeping a dog.  My guess is that dogs can smell the rat that he is… 

Well, among the other national traditions Joe Biden is restoring, there are once again, dogs in the White House.  Champ and Major, the German shepherds of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, arrived at the White House on Sunday, a few days after their owners.

To be a REAL President (not a fake one), you need to have loyalty and empathy.  If you can’t keep love of a dog, then how can you keep the love of a nation.   


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Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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