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Putin to Bush: my dog is bigger than yours

Saturday - 4/5/2014, 1:10am  ET

WASHINGTON --Amid the world's growing reaction to Vladimir Putin and his recent annexation of Crimea, President George W. Bush has been sharing some memories of the Russian president and they are not all fond.

According to an interview he did with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, for the Today show, Bush said Putin once made a point of not only insulting Bush's beloved Scottish Terrier Barney, but asserted that his own dog was "bigger, stronger and faster than Barney."

Bush's reaction: "I just took it in. I didn't react. I just said, ‘Wow. Anybody who thinks ‘my dog is bigger than your dog' is an interesting character.'

Former president Bush was featured on the Today show with his exhibit of paintings of world leaders.

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