President's best friend: White House pets

POSTED: 04:17 AM PDT Oct 26, 2012    UPDATED: 07:41 PM PST 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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