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Barney and Miss Beazley sit on the Grand Staircase at the White House, Thursday, Nov, 30, 2006, deciding whether to begin touring the Christmas decorations upstairs or downstairs.

George Bush and Barney share a moment on the White House lawn here to find out more

Miss Beazley Bush strikes a pose beneath a decorative red ornament Christmas Tree, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in the East Wing of the White House.

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Presidential Pets

Former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush carry their Scottish terriers Barney and Miss Beazley.

This tiny terrier is one of the most iconic breeds in the history of dogs. Although Scottish Terriers were bred to hunt and kill vermin on farms, they rose in popularity as a compaion pet during King James VI's reign in Scotland. When they were exported to the United States in the 1890s, they were welcomed by households aplenty. They are the only breed of dog that has lived in the White House three times (Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George W. Bush).