Champ and Major

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Champ and Major with President Joe Biden in 2021

Champ (October 2008 – June 19, 2021) and Major (born January 2018) are pet German Shepherds owned by President of the United States Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.[1][2]

Major is the first shelter dog to have lived in the White House.[3][4]

Champ died on June 19, 2021 at the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware at the age of 12.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sophie Vershbow. "Another Great Thing About Biden's Win: There's Going to Be a Dog in the White House Again!". Vogue. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  2. Morales, Christina (November 8, 2020). "Biden to Restore a White House Tradition of Presidential Pets". The New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  3. Wertheim, Bonnie (November 10, 2020). "Dog People Are Loving This (at Least Some of Them)". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  4. Slater, Georgia (November 7, 2020). "President-Elect Joe Biden's German Shepherd Major to Be First Rescue Dog in the White House". People. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  5. "Statement by the President and the First Lady on the Passing of their Beloved German Shepherd, Champ". whitehouse.gov. June 19, 2021.