Presidential Pets: Infographic Shows First Dogs with Humorous Trivia, Insightful Anecdotes
SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Presidential pooches are in the news these days, but dogs in the White House have always made for great trivia contests. A new infographic called “The First Dogs and Their Presidents” from The Dog Training Secret shows all the President’s pooches with insightful anecdotes and fascinating graphics.
“We put this together because we were interested in what it said about a President by the type of dog he owned,” said Jason Macek, contributor to the TheDogTrainingSecret.com, a site that offers advice on how to train your dog without touching it. “We also thought people who come to the site will learn a little bit about the philanthropy we do to help dogs find homes.”
The Dog Training Secret recently created a program to help find homes for dogs in each of the 50 states.
Dogs were part of the White House family for 32 of 44 presidents.
Here’s Presidential pooch trivia to inspire and amaze your friends and family:
- George Washington is not only Father of our Country, but also the Father of the American Foxhound.
- FDR accidentally left behind his dog, Fala, on the Aleutian Islands and was criticized for spending taxpayer money to find him. He said, “You can criticize me, my family and my wife, but you cannot criticize my little dog.”
- Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was murdered by a drunk wielding a knife.
- Perhaps the most famous line about a dog came from Harry Truman who said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
- JFK was the first president to request that his dog meet the presidential helicopter when it landed at the White House.
- George H. W. Bush’s dog, Millie, was the subject of a book that sold more copies than his autobiography.
- Bo, Barack Obama’s dog, has his own Facebook page with more than 950 likes.
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