12 famous political pets
From Justin Trudeau's dog to Stephen Harper’s cat, meet the furry friends who have served over the years
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a new family member named Kenzie, a Portuguese water dog. Here, Trudeau's youngest son, Hadrien, plays with Kenzie on April 28, 2016. Here are some four-legged friends belonging to political figures.
The Obamas are also fans of Portuguese water dogs.
U.S. President Barack Obama's Bo, left, and Sunny, both of the same breed, lie down on the South Lawn of White House on Aug. 19, 2013.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also likes dogs.
Here, Putin plays with his dogs Buffy and Yume at his residence Novo-Ogariovo, outside Moscow on March 24, 2013. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave him Buffy, a Bulgarian shepherd dog. The previous year, Yume was a gift from then-Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
The Royals like corgis.
Prince Charles, left, and Princess Anne, right, pose with a corgi on Holkham Beach, Norfolk in 1957. Queen Elizabeth's fondness for the breed began when she fell in love with the corgis owned by the children of the Marquess of Bath in 1933.
Rufus was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's beloved dog.
Here, Churchill leaves Buckingham Palace after a short visit, accompanied by his poodle Rufus, on Sept. 25, 1951.
Larry Cameron is the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.
Here, Larry, gets in the Royal wedding spirit in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street on April 28, 2011 in London, England.
Barney accompanied U.S. President George W. Bush.
In this Dec. 26, 2006 photo, President George W. Bush carries his Scottish terrier across the airport tarmac in Waco, Texas.
William Lyon Mackenzie King was a devoted dog owner.
Here, Canada's 10th prime minister is accompanied by his dog, the first of three Irish terriers he owned that were all named Pat. King is said to have consulted his first Pat on political matters.
Socks was the first pet in the Clinton family.
In this March 19, 1994 photo, Socks the cat peers over the podium in the White House briefing room in Washington. The black and white tabby cat belonged to the Clinton family.
Stanley is one of the many cats in the Harper family.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper with his cat, Stanley, on Jan. 28, 2013. The public helped name the cat in a 2011 Facebook poll on Harper's official Facebook page.
Buddy is another Clinton's beloved pets.
President Bill Clinton returns to the White House with his Labrador retriever, Buddy, on March 22, 1999.
The royal couple named their cocker spaniel Lupo, Italian for wolf.
Here, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their son Prince George and Lupo in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England.