The best Patriotic dog names

Naming your dog using a patriotic theme is a fun way to show how devoted you are to your country. With a patriotic dog name, everyone will know how much you love your country.

Our patriotic dog name list consists of fun, clever names… and even a short history lesson on the United State Presidents and their dogs.

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Clever Patriotic dog names

  • Abe
  • Admiral
  • Anthem
  • Barvo
  • Bell
  • Bullet
  • Cadet
  • Captain
  • Colt
  • Commander
  • Freedom
  • General
  • Glory
  • Glory
  • Grace
  • Hero
  • Honor
  • Hope
  • Independence
  • Indy
  • Justice
  • Knox
  • Liberty
  • Major
  • Patriot
  • Peace
  • Ranger
  • Reagan
  • Scout
  • Sergeant
  • Star
  • Tango
  • Tank
  • Theo
  • Trooper
  • Veto
  • Victory
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Presidential dog names

Dogs named after our United states Presidents can be a unique way to show your patriotism.

  • Abe
  • Adams
  • Barack
  • Buchanan
  • Bush
  • Carter
  • Carter
  • Chester
  • Chief
  • Clinton
  • Coolidge
  • Donald
  • Duke
  • Dutch
  • Eisenhower
  • FDR
  • Ford
  • Garfield
  • Grover
  • Harrison
  • Hoover
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • JFK
  • Kennedy
  • Lincoln
  • Major
  • Teddy
  • Washington

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Presidential Pet Books

There are a few books I think you will want to read if you are a true patriotic pet enthusiast:

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President dog names

 A bit of a history lesson with this one… do you remember all of our U.S. Presidents? I found it interesting that many presidents had more than 5 dogs! Only 13 presidents did NOT have a dog in the White House.

If your curious what our current and past presidents have named their dogs, here you go:

George Washington (1789-1797)

  • Captain (Hound)
  • Cloe (Hound)
  • Cornwallis (Greyhound)
  • Drunkard (Black and Tan Coonhound)
  • Forester (Hound)
  • Lady Rover (Hound)
  • Mopsey (Hound)
  • Scentwell (American Foxhound)
  • Searcher (Hound)
  • Sweetlips (American Foxhound)
  • Taster (Black and Tan Coonhound)
  • Tipler (Black and Tan Coonhound)
  • Tipsy (Black and Tan Coonhound)
  • Vulcan (American Foxhound)

John Adams (1797-1801)

  • Juno (mutt)
  • Satan (mutt)

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

  • Buzzy (Briard Sheepdog)

James Madison (1809-1817)

  • No dogs

James Monroe (1817-1825)

  • Buddy (Spaniel)
  • Sebastian (Siberian Husky)

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

  • No dogs

Andrew Jackson (1929-1837)

  • No dogs

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

  • No dogs

William Henry Harrison (1841-1841)

  • No dogs

John Tyler (1841-1845)

  • Le Beau (Italian Greyhound)

James K. Polk (1845-1949)

  • No dogs, no pets

Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

  • No dogs

Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

  • No dogs

Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

  • Names unknown (Seven miniature dogs gifted)

James Buchanan (1857-1861)

  • Lara (Newfoundland)
  • Punch (Toy Terrier)

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

  • Fido (Retriever mix)

Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)

  • No dogs

Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

  • Faithful (Newfoundland)
  • Rosie (Mutt)

Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

  • Hector (German Shepherd)
  • Nellie (German Shepherd)
  • Dot (Cocker Spaniel)
  • Hector (Newfoundland)
  • Duke (English Mastiff)
  • Grim (Greyhound)
  • Otis (Miniature Schnauzer)
  • Juno and Shep (Hunting dogs)
  • Jet (Mutt)

James A. Garfield (1881-1881)

  • Veto (Newfoundland)

Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)

  • No dogs, had a pet rabbit and three horses

Grover Cleveland (1885-1889 and 1893-1897)

  • Hector (French poodle)
  • Millie, (Fox terrier)
  • Gallagher (Cocker spaniel)
  • Frankie (Collie)
  • Name unknown (St. Bernard)
  • Name unknown (Poodle)
  • Name unknown (Dachshunds)

Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

  • Dash (collie)

William McKinley (1897-1901)

  • No dogs, had other pets including a parrot, roosters and kittens.

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

  • Blackjack (Manchester Terrier)
  • Rollo (Saint Bernard)
  • Pete (Bull Terrier)
  • Sailor Boy (Chesapeake Retriever)
  • Jack (Terrier)
  • Tip (Mutt)
  • Manchu (Pekingese)

William H. Taft (1909-1913)

  • Caruso (small white dog)

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

  • Bruce (Bull terrier)
  • Davie (Airedale Terrier)

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

  • Laddie Boy (Airedale Terrier)
  • Old Boy (English Bulldog)

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929):

  • Peter Pan (Wirehair Fox Terrier)
  • Paul Pry (Airedale Terrier)
  • Rob Roy (Collie)
  • Calamity Jane (Shetland Sheepdog)
  • Tiny Tim (Chow Chow)
  • Blackberry (Chow Chow)
  • Ruby Rough (Collie)
  • Boston Beans (Bulldog)
  • King Kole (Belgian Sheepdog)
  • Bessie (Collie)
  • Palo Alto (English Setter)

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

  • King Tut (Belgian Shepherd)
  • Pat (German Shepherd)
  • Big Ben (Fox Terrier)
  • Sonnie (Fox Terrier)
  • Glen (Scotch Collie)
  • Yukon (American Eskimo Dog)
  • Patrick (Irish Wolfhound)
  • Eaglehurst Gillette (Setter)
  • Weegie (Norwegian Elkhound)

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

  • Fala (Scottish Terrier)
  • Major (German Shepherd)
  • Meggie (Scottish Terrier)
  • Winks (Llewellyn Setter)
  • Tiny (Old English Sheepdog)
  • President (Great Dane)
  • Blaze (Mastiff)

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

  • Mike (Irish Setter)
  • Feller (Cocker Spaniel)

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

  • Heidi (Weimaraner)

John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)

  • Charlie (Welsh Terrier)
  • Shannon (English Cocker Spaniel)
  • Wolf (Irish Wolfhound)
  • Clipper (German Shepherd)
  • Gaullie (Poodle)
  • Moe (Doberman Pinscher)
  • Pushinka (mixed breed)
    • Butterfly (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
    • White Tips (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
    • Blackie (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
    • Streaker (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

  • Beagle (Beagle)
  • Little Beagle (Beagle)
  • Him (Beagle)
  • Her (Beagle)
  • Edger (Beagle)
  • Blanco (Collie)
  • Yuki (Mutt)

Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

  • Checkers (Cocker Spaniel)
  • Vicki (Poodle)
  • Pasha (Terrier)
  • King Timahoe (Irish Setter)

Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

  • Liberty (Golden Retriever)
  • Lucky (Mutt)
  • Misty (Libery’s puppy, Golden Retriever)

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

  • Grits (Border collie mix)
  • Lewis Brown (Afghan Hound)

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

  • Lucky (Bouvier des Flandres)
  • Rex (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
  • Victory (Golden Retriever)
  • Peggy (Irish Setter)
  • Taca (Siberian Husky)
  • Fuzzy (Belgian Sheepdog)

George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)

  • Millie (English Springer Spaniel)
  • Ranger (one of Millie’s puppies)

Bill Clinton (1993-2001)

  • Buddy (Labrador Retriever)

George W. Bush (2001-2009)

  • Barney (Scottish Terrier)
  • Spot (English Springer Spaniel, and one of Millie’s puppies)
  • Miss Beazley (Scottish Terrier)

Barack Obama (2009-2017)

  • Bo (Portuguese Water Dog)
  • Sunny (Portuguese Water Dog)

Donald Trump (2017-2021)

  • No dogs

Joe Biden (2021-present)

  • Champ and Major (German Shepherd Dogs)
    Major has become famous for being the first shelter dog ever to live in the White House.

Want more dog name ideas? We have a full library of fun dog names grouped by theme, check out the list and let us know what you decide!

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