Champ has been in the Biden family since late 2008, when Biden bought him from a breeder in Pennsylvania as a three-month-old pup. Biden had reportedly promised his granddaughters they could name the new family pet. Jill Biden had promised Joe that they would get a dog after the 2008 election and, according to Politico, “would tape pictures of different dogs on the back of the seat in front of Biden on his campaign plane”. The Bidens adopted Major, a German Shepherd, in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) after fostering him for about eight months.In February, New Hampshire’s Union Leader asked the Democratic candidates why their pets were important to them. “Dogs remind you to live in the present,” Biden said. “They love unconditionally and they savor every moment with you. When I’m with Champ and Major, I get to live in the ‘now’ for a moment with them, enjoy the simple act of throwing a ball around or taking a walk.”
Biden also guessed the pup pair would be happy at the White House. Donald Trump bucked tradition by being the first president since 1897 to not have a pet while in office. He explained why at a February 2019 rally in Texas.“I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time,” Trump said. “How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?”
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