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President Joe Biden's Dogs Major And Champ Arrive At The White House For First Time

President Joe Biden's Dogs Major And Champ Arrive At The White House For First Time

It's the moment we've all been waiting for...after Joe Biden's inauguration last week, The White House has now confirmed that the Biden pups, Champ and Major, have now taken their place in the Presidential home alongside Joe and his wife, Jill.

On Monday, The White House shared new snaps of the President's two German shepherds dogs in their new abode at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which they had entered a day prior.

The White House said Champ has been spending his time chilling in his dog bed by the fireplace so far, while Major is a particular fan of running around the South Lawn.

"The First Family wanted to get settled before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware," Jill Biden's press secretary Michael LaRosa said in a statement.

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Major is the first shelter dog in the White House (Credit: White House Photo)
Major is the first shelter dog in the White House (Credit: White House Photo)

The dogs are the first pets to live in the White House for years, seeing as former President Donald Trump didn't bring any animals with him.

Barack Obama owned two Portuguese Water Dogs during his time in office, named called Bo and Sunny.

While Champ is a longstanding member of the Biden family, having been owned by them as over a decade.

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The family welcomed the pup back December 2008, not long after Biden was named Barack Obama's vice president-elect.

Jill Biden's press secretary revealed the pups are settling in (Credit: Instagram)
Jill Biden's press secretary revealed the pups are settling in (Credit: Instagram)

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Their other pooch, Major, is a new addition, having joined the family in 2018.

And he's got a very special accolade, as it turns out he is the first shelter dog to ever reside in the White House.

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To celebrate, the Delaware Humane Association, which is where the Bidens adopted him from, held an "Indoguration Party".

Titled 'the world's largest virtual party for dogs', the indoguration, which was held over Zoom, was put on to raise money for the shelter.

It was a historic moment indeed, but we think it's fair to say Biden's own inauguration took the biscuit.

Joe Biden and his wife Jill have two dogs (Credit: Instagram)
Joe Biden and his wife Jill have two dogs (Credit: Instagram)
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It was a particularly muted ceremony for the 2021 inauguration - the crowds at Washington were kept small due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which has seen 402,000 Americans die from the disease.

Instead, civilians were advised to watch the ceremony from home in a number of special broadcasts.

However, there were still performances from big artists, like Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, among others.

Featured Image Credit: White House Photo

Topics: joe biden, Life News, News, Dogs

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