Him and Her, the most well known of the President Johnson's dogs, were registered beagles born on June 27, 1963. In 1964, the President caused a storm of protests when he lifted Him by his ears while greeting a group on the White House lawn. Him would later die when he was hit by a car while chasing a squirrel.
Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd that was rescued from a World War I battlefield by American soldier Lee Duncan. Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog who was an immediate box-office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame.
The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs.