Joe Biden Welcomes New 1st Puppy to the White House After Death of Beloved Dog Champ

Joe Biden at the First Democratic Presidential Debate
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There’s a brand-new Biden in the area! President Joe Biden and his better half, Dr. Jill Biden, included another member to their household in the nick of time for the vacations: a brand-new young puppy called Commander.

The commander-in-chief, 79, and the very first woman, 70, revealed the news through social networks on Monday, December20 “Welcome to the White House, Commander,” the president’s main account tweeted along with an image of the lovable dog, apparently a German shepherd.

Later on Monday, the @POTUS Instagram account shared a video of the family pet with the caption, “Meet the most recent Biden.” The video revealed the Bidens strolling the puppy into his brand-new house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. At one point, the president tossed a tennis ball for Commander to capture.

Commander signs up with fellow very first pet Major, whom the Bidens embraced in2018 Major has actually been investing much of his time in Wilmington, Delaware, after he bit a Secret Service employee and a National Park Service worker previously this year.

The Bidens’ other canine, Champ, passed away in June at age13 “Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all understand that our cherished German shepherd, Champ, died quietly in the house,” the couple stated in a declaration at the time. “He was our consistent, valued buddy throughout the last 13 years and was loved by the whole Biden household.”

Champ signed up with the household as a pup in 2008 after Jill assured her partner that he might get a canine if he and previous President Barack Obama won the governmental election. They did, so the Promise Me, Dad author selected Champ and brought him house prior to the household moved into the Naval Observatory.

Back in 2015, the previous senator joked that Champ was “a talker” throughout an interview with 60 Minutes After the Pennsylvania native asked the pet if he wished to play golf, Champ barked up until the then-vice president got up to get him a club.

Though a lot of pet enthusiasts were thrilled by the arrival of Commander, some feline fanciers were miffed that the Bidens have actually not yet followed through on their guarantee to include a feline to the household.

In April, the Book Buddies cofounder informed the Today reveal that a feline is “waiting in the wings.” She included that Major, whose time in Delaware consists of training to assist him get used to White House life, was likewise hanging around with felines to prepare him for his brand-new brother or sister. “He did fine,” she kept in mind.

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