President's best friend: White House pets

POSTED: 5:17 AM Oct 26 2012   UPDATED: 8:41 PM Feb 15 2015

In honor of Presidents Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

Presidential pets - Nixon dogs
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President Richard Nixon’s family had three dogs while they were in the White House: Pasha, Vicky and King Timahoe. Nixon owned his most famous pet, a cocker spaniel named Checkers, while he was vice president.


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