These Dogs-In-Chief All Resided In The White House At One Time [SLIDESHOW]

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Many American families hold their pets near and dear to their hearts, and First Families throughout history are no exception. A surplus of pups have made their home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue over the years.

“Our dear dog Barney — who has a special spot in my heart — I introduced him to Putin. Putin kind of dissed him,” said former President George W. Bush on the “Today” show, CNN reported.

President Bush proceeded with the story of when he traveled to Russia with wife Barbara and Putin introduced him to his dog that he said was, “bigger, stronger and faster than Barney.”

According to the Independent, the Trump family will be the first in 130 years to inhabit the White House without a four-legged pal. A goldendoodle was supposed to move in with the family, but plans fell through. Perhaps Trump didn’t want to face Putin’s competitive side.

Here are some precious moments between former commanders-in-chief and their best friends.