dogs, Lucky and Rex, lived at the White House during Ronald Reaganís
Presidency. Both are now buried at Rancho del Cielo, the California ranch formerly owned
by Ronald Reagan.
Breed: Bouvier des Flandres
††††††††††††††††††††††† President Reagan
with Lucky on Marine One
Born September 1984; died January 5, 1995
On December 6, 1984, Lucky was given to
Nancy Reagan by the 1985 March of Dimes poster child, Kristen Ellis.† The dog was named after Mrs. Reaganís mother,
Edith Luckett Davis.† Lucky was moved
from the White House to Rancho del Cielo during the 1985 Thanksgiving holiday,
because she was getting too big for the White House.
Breed: King Charles
Born December 16, 1984; died August 31, 1998
Rex came to the White
House on December 6, 1985, as a Christmas
present from Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan. Prior to this, Rex belonged to
commentator William F. Buckley (who kept Rexís brother, Fred).† The dog was named after Rex Scouten, the
White House chief usher who retired in 1985.† Rex lived at the White House until Ronald
Reagan left the Presidency, then moved with President and Mrs. Reagan to their
new home in Los Angeles.