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Washington And Dogs

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February 18th, 2013 Posted 7:34 am

“Since it’s Presidents Day, maybe we should mention that George Washington, in addition to being father of his country, was something of a dog breeder,” Spence says.

“Mention away,” says Admin.

“Well, he’s pretty much credited with the development of the American foxhound. He bred the Virginia hounds with French hounds he got from the Marquis de Lafayette.”

“Washington was a busy guy,” Admin says. “Hard to imagine him whiling away his time on the golf course.”

“Not so sure about that. He probably would have been good.”

Welcome Tucker. And here he is:

This is Tucker who had to stay behind when his family visited California - they were received home with much joy

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