During its official launch in September 1928, Clara Bow graced the cover of Film Weekly, Louise Brooks starred in the film, Beggars Life, and a Wire-haired Fox terrier named Talavera Margaret was named Top Dog at the Westminster Dog show in New York City.
In the nation's Capitol, President Calvin Coolidge was serving the last of his term and although there is no record of it, Coolidge was likely to have been a great fan of National Dog Week.
President Coolidge and his wife, first lady, Grace Coolidge, were noted animal lovers, especially when it came to dogs. Coolidge once remarked, "Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House."
It has been suggested that in his childhood, the shy Coolidge found comfort and companionship in the quiet presence of animals, something that appears to have stayed with him as an adult. The Coolidge White House was home to several canines throughout his administration including Peter Pan, Paul Pry (the half sibling of Warren Harding's famous Airedale, Laddy Boy) Tiny Tim, Calamity Jane, Blackberry, Ruby Ruff, Palo, King, Kole, Bessie, Rob Roy and two white German shepherd dogs named Rob Roy, and Prudence Prim, the last two being personal favorites of the First Couple.