Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

That means inauguration day is as big a deal for Major as it is for his owners, Joe and Jill: Along with older brother Champ, Major will be ascending to the highest canine office in the land, First Dog. To celebrate, the shelter from which the Bidens adopted Major, the Delaware Humane Association, will be holding their own livestreamed inauguration event on January 17: Major Biden's Indoguration Party.

Soon-to-be first dogs Champ and Major Biden star in adorable Christmas video

Soon-to-be first dogs Champ and Major Biden star in adorable Christmas video

President-elect Joe Biden's two German shepherds, Champ and Major, showed off their opposite personalities in a sweet video montage that shows the two canines getting into the holiday spirit."No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas," Biden wrote alongside the festive video.

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House,” a Friday evening tweet from CBS Sunday Morning read.President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House.

Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

The Biden family includes two German shepherds: Major, a young rescue dog, and Champ, who lived at One Observatory Circle in Washington with them during Barack Obama’s administration, when Biden served as vice-president.

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are preparing to move into the White House in January, and their dogs, Major and Champ, will join them, marking a significant first for animal lovers.

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

No, the real sign of the change of seasons is Fat Bear Week, an annual tradition beloved by many.What, exactly, is Fat Bear Week?Here's how to participate in #FatBearWeek: this is an elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned 2020's fattest bear on the Brooks River.

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

The National Sheep Dog Trial Championships have been running in Canberra for 77 years.Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Eighty-six-year-old Laurie Slater has two dogs competing in the top 20.

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Missi put on weight thanks to a passion for ice cream (Picture: PA)Owner Gemma Pittaway, from Walsall, said at the start of Missi’s challenge: ‘She gets very excited when she hears the ice cream van coming – it’s her favourite.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Scamp the Tramp is 2019's World's Ugliest Dog

Scamp the Tramp is 2019's World's Ugliest Dog

So, what exactly made Scamp championship caliber after failing to win the crown in his previous attempts?“Well, I think the audience got to know him beforehand and they saw all his community volunteer work,” Morones said.

Scamp the Tramp is champ at World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Scamp the Tramp is champ at World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Photograph: Noah Berger/AP Second place went to Wild Thang, a Pekinese with beady eyes and a disturbing tongue, owned by Ann Lewis of Los Angeles. “What we’re really doing is we’re showcasing dogs that have been rescued and adopted and brought into loving homes,” a competition spokesman said.

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare sponsored blue-eyed Bear through rigorous training when his skillset saw him chosen to become a frontline champion for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dog Unit.

Mo Salah CONDEMNS reports of Egypt’s cats and dogs being exported for FOOD

Mo Salah CONDEMNS reports of Egypt’s cats and dogs being exported for FOOD

Animal champion Mo Salah condemns pet export reports (Image: Mo Salah/Twitter)The Liverpool striker and last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner spoke out on social media, posting a picture of his own pet Siamese cats to underline his strong views.“Cats and dogs will not be exported anywhere.

Senior Dog Continues to Make a Splash in the Dock Diving World

Senior Dog Continues to Make a Splash in the Dock Diving World

At 9 years old, Lexie, a Black Lab/Belgian Malinois cross, became the North American Diving Dogs (NADD) National Champion in the Veteran Master division for 2017. Toys are how Lexie, the not-so-fond-of-water dog, got into the sport, says Janie Costa, Lexie’s parent.

Disc Dog Champion Muse Is Flying High

Disc Dog Champion Muse Is Flying High

Jeff Hill has competed in disc dog competitions with his Furrari Aussies pups for years, but it wasn’t until Muse came along that the titles really started rolling in.

German shepherd, pit bulls, rottweiler: Dangerous dogs should be banned

German shepherd, pit bulls, rottweiler: Dangerous dogs should be banned

The statistics don’t lie.Brock Champion required seven stitches after being bitten on the face by an american staffordshire terrier cross bull mastif in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown — one of 13,000 people to attend hospital after a dog bite each year.Source:SuppliedAccording to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, around 13,000 people each year attend hospital emergency departments in Australia for dog bite injuries.