May 21, 2014
President Obama with Bo at the  White House. (Pete Souza/The White House)

President Obama with Bo at the White House. (Pete Souza/The White House)

First Dogs Returns to the Newseum

One of the Newseum's most popular exhibits is back in time for the dog days of summer! "First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets" showcases images and stories about some of the nation's most famous canine companions.

As the old saying goes: If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog — and most U.S. presidents have. From George Washington and his foxhounds to FDR's Fala — who had his own press secretary — to Bo Obama and his energetic new running mate, Sunny, more than 50 dogs (not to mention numerous cats, a few goats and even a one-legged rooster) have resided at the nation's most prestigious address.

Who's your favorite First Dog? Vote now in our online poll!


PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine and WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Analysis, all brands of Mars, Incorporated, proudly sponsor the Newseum exhibit "First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets."

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