All the Presidents’ Pets

A Major milestone

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Major, a German shepherd whom the Bidens adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018,was the first shelter dog to reside at the White House . Biden hasn't spoken publicly about his name, but it may honor his late son Beau Biden, who was a major in the Delaware National Guard.

This is a copycat version of the kind made by Greenies.

Major had some trouble adjusting to White House life — in one instance, he nipped a Secret Service agent's hand . In 2021, the family announced it was moving him to live in a quieter environment with family friends in Delaware.

Reigning Champ

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Use a Food Dispensing Toy for Fast Eaters. If your dog eats too fast use a food dispensing toy (we love the Kong Wobbler & Bob a Lot), or place a few tennis balls in their bowl to slow their eating. Not only does this keep them from eating too quick, it gives them a nice mental workout.

Joe Biden's beloved Champ had been with the family since around the time Biden was elected vice president in 2008. His name recalled Biden's father, who used to tell him, "Any time you get knocked down, champ — get up!" Sadly, the 13-year-old German shepherd died in June 2021