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All the Presidents’ Dogs | High Country News

Dogs playing on the lawn
Written by Chester

It’s been nearly a year, and I’m not the only one concerned that the 45th U.S. President still does not have a proper canine companion. He desperately needs somebody nonpartisan to tweet about.

Russian Wolfhound or Borzoi

Russian Wolfhound or Borzoi (Photo: Pixabay)

If only there could be a First Dog to romp on the White House lawn… what sort of mutt would fit the bill… Sturdy Pit Bull? Law-enforcing Shepherd? Border Collie? My pick would be the Russian Wolfhound, AKA Borzoi.

However, history professor Andrew Gulliford has another vision of the perfect dog breed for Donald Trump. You’ll never guess!


“I’m not sure why so many rural Westerners voted for President Donald J. Trump. He doesn’t drive a pickup with a gun rack. He doesn’t wear Levis or Wranglers, and his hairstyle certainly wouldn’t work in a Wyoming wind. He’s never fixed fence, bucked bales, cut wheat or field-dressed an elk. But most important, he doesn’t have a dog, and he needs a canine companion in the White House, especially since his wife, Melania, apparently plans to stay for months in Manhattan with their son.

What’s the de facto bachelor president going to do? He’ll need a warm heart and a cold nose to come home to. Who’s going to bring him his slippers and fetch his newspaper? Oh, I forgot. He doesn’t read the news. No matter. He still needs a dog…”

Andrew Gulliford

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Chester

Chester is the lead character in The Chester Chronicles. In his spare time, he reports on real news from the canine perspective -- no corporate treats accepted! He is philosophically progressive in his personal views, but is free of any partisanship when it comes to loving everyone!

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