Champ has been with the Biden family for more than a decade since being bought from a breeder before Biden became vice president under President Barack Obama. The dog's name comes from a nickname that Biden's father used to have for him while Biden was growing up.Major is a more recent addition to the family, having been adopted in 2018 after the Bidens fostered him from the Delaware Humane Association. He is the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
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Champ and Major have joined us in the White House! 💕🐾 pic.twitter.com/R035YnavVo— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS)The two dogs mark a return of pets to the White House, as former President Donald Trump did not have a pet during his term. They are the first two pets in the White House since Obama’s Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny .
Presidential pets get a new leash on life from the BidensThe Bidens' best friends have already made their presence felt by appearing in a public service announcement by the first lady urging people to wear masks during the pandemic.
Champ and Major better soak up their time alone in the Oval Office, as they may soon have a fellow pet angling for a spot on the carpet. The Bidens shared last November that they plan to add a cat to the family.