Presidential Pups with the Most Unique Names

In honor of Presidents’ Day this February, we’ve decided to look into the pups with the most unique names to grace the Oval Office. While we currently do not have a First Dog, dog ownership had been long known as a presidential tradition in the U.S. Out of this long list, we’ve gone ahead and found the furriends with the quirkiest names. Find below some of the cutest presidential pups out there (in order of presidency, breeds listed in parentheses). And who knows, this list might inspire the name of your next furry companion!


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George Washington

Our first president loved dogs and owned so many that we could only choose a few to list here! His pups had some of the most unusual names, including Sweet Lips, Scentwell, Vulcan (American Staghounds), Drunkard, Taster, Tipler, and Tipsy (Black and Tan Coonhounds), and many, many more.


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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge also had many furry friends, but those with the most unique and fun monikers include Calamity Jane (Shetland Sheepdog), Boston Beans (Bulldog), and Prudence Prim (White Collie).


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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover’s pups had an array of rare names, everything from the regal title of Eaglehurst Gillette (Setter) to the rather comical name of Weejie (Norwegian Elkhound).


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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy’s furriend’s name was Pushinka. Certainly a name you don’t hear often for a pup, Pushinka was a gift to John F. Kennedy from a Soviet leader.


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Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon had quite a few presidential pups, but we’d argue that, out of all of them, King Timahoe (Irish Setter) has the most unconventional name.


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George W. Bush

We’re concluding this fun list with George W. Bush’s furry friend, Miss Beazley (Scottish Terrier), who went by her quirky-cute nickname “Beazley Weazley.”


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