Is there a dog more beautiful than this blonde bombshell? The Golden Retriever’s shiny, soft coat is irresistible for animal-lovers, but it’s their personalities that make them a family favorite. Goldens are known to be kind, friendly and confident. They may not make the best guard dogs, but they will be fast friends with any humans they come in contact with.<br><br> <b>2011 Ranking:</b> 4<br><br> <b>Famous Friends:</b> Shadow (<i>Homeward Bound</i>), Buddy (<i>Air Bud</i>), Liberty (the pet of President Gerald Ford)
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Thanksgiving weekend travelers at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Gerald R. Ford Airport are delayed by fog, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)
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David C. Morrison with President Ford in 1992 after winning the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.
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President Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty Ford are shown in a 1976 photo. The former first lady, who brought her own struggles with alcoholism and breast cancer into the public spotlight, died July 8, 2011 at 93.
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Gerald R. Ford takes the oath of office
There's a Ford In Your Future: The U.S. Navy's first Ford-class carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is slated to set sail in 2015 or 2016.
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Vice President (and future president) Gerald Ford with his wife, Betty, and three of their four kids, 1973.
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Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, in the Oval Office with his wife, Betty
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Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, in the Oval Office on March 25, 1975.
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Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, in the Oval Office with his wife, Betty.
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U.S. President George W. Bush walks past the casket of former U.S. President Gerald Ford during a funeral service January 2, 2007 in Washigton DC.