George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, with their Scottish terrier Barney.1/9 George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, with their Scottish terrier Barney.
Bill Clinton with his chocolate Lab puppy, Buddy, in 1997.|Wikimedia2/9 Bill Clinton with his chocolate Lab puppy, Buddy, in 1997.|Wikimedia
Millie, George H.W. Bush's English Springer spaniel.|Wikimedia3/9 Millie, George H.W. Bush's English Springer spaniel.|Wikimedia
Cavalier King Charles spaniel Rex, one of several dogs Ronald Reagan had.4/9 Cavalier King Charles spaniel Rex, one of several dogs Ronald Reagan had.
Gerald Ford and his golden retriever Liberty in the Oval Office.|Wikimedia5/9 Gerald Ford and his golden retriever Liberty in the Oval Office.|Wikimedia
Richard Nixon’s Irish setter King Timahoe, poodle Vicki and terrier Pasha look o|Wikimedia6/9
Richard Nixon’s Irish setter King Timahoe, poodle Vicki and terrier Pasha look o|Wikimedia
Lyndon B. Johnson with his beagle, Him.7/9
Lyndon B. Johnson with his beagle, Him.
The Kennedy family and their array of first dogs.8/9
The Kennedy family and their array of first dogs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt with Scottish terrier Fala.9/9
Franklin D. Roosevelt with Scottish terrier Fala.
Presidents' Day is just around the corner, but it’s already gone to the dogs … U.S. presidents’ dogs, that is!
Dog-walking and pet-sitting networking site Rover.com has released some fun facts about commander-in-chiefs and their first dogs just in time for Monday’s holiday.
Of the 45 presidents who have occupied the Oval Office, an astounding 32 of them have had a dog — or two. Many of those first canines even inspire dog names outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as well.
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Other notable facts from Rover.com:
• Thanks to the popularity of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” the name “Alexander Hamilton” increased 14 percent over the past year, and other names from the musical jumped 15 percent.
• “Grant” also increased 14 percent, which could refer to real President Ulysses Grant or fictional President Fitz Grant from ABC hit “Scandal.”
• “Buddy,” which was the name of President Bill Clinton’s Chocolate Lab, is the third most pup-ular name for male dogs.
• “Lincoln” saw a 17 percent increase a dog name over the past year.
• “Carter,” “Ford” and “Bush” rose in pup-ularity, while “Reagan” and “Barack” decreased.
• “Parker,” “Charlie” and “Diego” were the Top 3 names for dogs in historically Democratic states.
• “Coco,” “Gracie” and “Toby” were the top names in states that traditionally vote Republican.
• The top breeds in Republican states are border collies, boxers and Australian shepards.
• Poodles, Maltese and Yorkshire terriers are the most popular breeds in Democratic states.