Posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 25, 2011 at 14:59
In Reply to: A hard dog to keep on the porch posted by Holly on January 25, 2011 at 12:01:
: Looking at the dog related list, I am reminded of the phrase: "a hard dog to keep on the porch." used to describe a philandering recent past American President. Anybody know where it came from or more about?
That would be Bill Clinton, affectionately known in some circles as The Big Dog. The nickname seems to derive from a popular t-shirt saying from the 1990's, "If you can't run with the Big Dogs, stay on the porch". That saying is a registered trade mark of Big Dog Holdings, Inc.
A history of Big Dog Holdings is available at