Dogs are an essential part of our culture and society. Smart, loyal, and loving — dogs capture our hearts and attention like few other living creatures.
- Bo Obama
Bo is a Portuguese water dog owned by the Obama family. He is perhaps most famous for being mentioned in President Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech.
- Millie Bush
Millie is the English springer spaniel of Barbara and George H. W. Bush. It is an enormously popular Presidential pet. Here, Mrs. Bush helps Millie put her paw print on White House Christmas cards.
- Pal, The Real Lassie
Lassie may be a fictional character, but she’s arguably the most famous dog ever. The original Lassie character was a Rough Collie named Pal.
- Rin Tin Tin
Rin-Tin-Tin was a dog rescued from a French battlefield during World War I by American soldier Lee Duncan. Duncan trained the German Shepherd to get him roles in silent films.
- Sinbad, US Coast Guard
Sinbad’s a mixed-breed canine sailor aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter George W. Campbell. Sinbad served 11 years sea duty in the Coast Guard, including combat in World War II.