UA-60701407-50 Golden Daily Scoop: Presidential Golden Retrievers

February 20, 2017

Presidential Golden Retrievers

For President's Day we thought it would be fun to do a little research to see if there were any Goldens that lived in the White House, we learned of two! 

President Gerald Ford's Golden Retriever - Liberty 

One of the most well-known presidential pets was Gerald Ford's golden retriever patriotically named, Liberty. She was a friendly and obedient dog who could always be found in the Oval Office. She was trained to pay attention to a guest with a specific hand signal that President Ford was known to use when he wanted to break up a conversation or meeting. 
Ford Presidential Library & Museum

President Ronald Reagan's Golden Retriever - Victory

Unlike most presidential dogs, Victory didn't live at the White House. The Reagan's opted to leave him behind at their Ranch in California with their other dogs where he could have free run of their property. Victory was often seen by the President's side while doing ranch work together.
Presidential Pet Museum
All this research got us thinking what it would be like if we got to live in the White House.

If My Goldens Ran the White House:

  • Breakfast will be ready and waiting- no more prying our peeps out of bed.
  • Unlimited playtime outside- no more being bribed to come in, we will come in when we're good and ready.
  • Leashes will no longer be allowed - be free and run wild.
  • Cookie jars will be filled and ready at all times - no more cookies pieces, we want the whole thing.
  • Naps will be taken where we choose - yes, that means on the furniture.  
  • Feel free to lift your leg in the Oval Office - beware, there are no corners!
  • Toys will be de-stuffed at will - squeaker and all.
  • Guests of all kinds will be welcome - except cats. (sorry cat people)
  • Dinnertime begging will be allowed - hand over those table scraps.
  • Bedtime will take place in a bed where it's meant to be.


  1. Our pups would gladly visit your White House!

    Land of Pure Gold has a fun page with celebrity pups. It's amazing how many politicians and actors have Goldens!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

  2. Oh I love the names... and I love to read about the first dogs of the past... happy presidents day and a happy love your pet day :O)

  3. You've got my vote! I'd luff to come visit you in YOUR White House
    Love and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. BOL! I sure wish you were a White House Dog so we could all enjoy all your new rules!

  5. The White House should always have awesome dogs and you would make perfect First Pups!

  6. yes, i love your rules. it would be nice to have a dog/dogs in the White House, but that is not going to happen with who is in there now. he is not an animal lover. this term will be the first time since Andrew Jackson.

  7. Awesome rules!! We want to come and live at YOUR White House!! Happy President's Day!!

  8. BOL - you've got some good ideas Bruin!

  9. Love your "House" rules!

  10. That is so interesting! I love how Ford used his Golden to break up arguments & such. A Golden is the perfect Peacemaker!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them



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