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A hard dog to keep on the porch

Posted by ESC on January 30, 2011 at 19:55

In Reply to: A hard dog to keep on the porch posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 25, 2011 at 14:59:

: : 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

Hard dog to keep UNDER the porch. That's the way I've heard it. Country dogs that aren't confined stay under the porch -- cool in summer/warm in winter.