Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration



Two dogs, Lucky and Rex, lived at the White House during Ronald Reagans 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. Reagans 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 Cavalier Spaniel

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 Rexs 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.