The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller
              First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
              First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   

10 famous first dogs [SLIDESHOW]

Sunny the Portuguese water dog may have appeared in the press for her recent White House antics, but what about some of the other presidential pooches? The Daily Caller examines some other famous First Dogs in this slideshow.

Click an image below for larger version.
  • President George W. Bush had two dogs during his presidency. He's pictured here with his Scottish Terrier, Barney. (Photo: New York Daily)
  • President Clinton liked to hang out with Buddy, his chocolate lab. (Photo: Mother Jones)
  • George H. W. Bush's springer spaniel Millie was the mother of George W. Bush's other dog, Spot. Millie is pictured here having her pawprint cast. (Photo: White House Archives)
  • Ronald Reagan was also a fan of spaniels, as shown by this photo of Rex, his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. (Photo: act.mtv)
  • Grits the border collie became the first dog to get kicked out of the White House after President Carter returned the pup to his daughter's schoolteacher, who had given Grits to Amy Carter as a gift. (Photo: Washington Post)
  • President Gerald Ford enjoyed relaxing with Liberty, his golden retriever. (Photo: vH1)
  • Preisdent Nixon owned the most controversial dog in America, after his campaign speech claiming that the only campaign gift he ever received was a cocker spaniel named Checkers. (Photo: dev.ijreview)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson took a lot of flak for this photo, where he picks up his beagle Him by the ears. Johnson owned two beagles, Him and Her, during his time in the Oval Office. (Photo: dogloverstore.com)
  • The Kennedy family owned multiple pets, including nine dogs. (Photo: jfklibrary.org)
  • President Eisenhower had a weimaraner named Heidi. (Photo: dogguide.net)