Sutter Brown

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Sutter Brown
Sutter Brown.jpg
On the campaign trail in 2012
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Welsh corgi
Sex Male
Born (2003-09-24) September 24, 2003 (age 11)
Ketchum, ID
Nation from United States
Known for First Dog of the State of California
Appearance Tuxedo/chestnut and white
Named after John Sutter

Sutter Brown (born September 24, 2003) is the pet dog of the Brown family, First Family of the State of California, Governor Jerry Brown and First Lady, Anne Gust Brown.[1][2] The Welsh corgi is originally from Ketchum, ID and gets his name from the early Sacramento settler, John Sutter. Sutter was first owned by Kathleen Brown who gave the pet to her Brother after he won the 2010 California gubernatorial election.

Breed Background[edit]

Main article: Welsh corgi

The Pembroke is one of the two breeds of Welsh Corgis. These dogs differ from the Cardigan breed in many ways. The Cardigan being the larger of the two, with a longer tail and rounded ears while the pembrokes are smaller with pointed ears.

Official introduction[edit]

Sutter was formally introduced to the press on February 15, 2011 by Anne Gust Brown in front of the California State Capitol with: "he's going to herd the budget vote."

Judy Lin of the Associated Press reported that the addition of the pet, .."has emerged as the warm-and-fuzzy counterpoint to the often blunt demeanor of the veteran Democratic politician, and his scratch-me-on-the-belly playfulness has disarmed even the governor's most persistent political foes during the sometimes-testy discussions over how to close the state's $27 billion deficit". Sutter has a Facbook page, Twitter account[1] and a page on the Governor's website.


  1. ^ a b Lin, Judy. "Welsh corgi is California’s new top dog". AP. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "First Dog, Sutter Brown". State of California. Retrieved 26 November 2012.