Major the White House dog will receive further training away from the executive mansion after two biting incidents at his new home, a spokesman for the first lady, Jill Biden, said on Monday.
The photo shows a smiling Biden in the Oval Office with the latest presidential pets, German shepherds named Major and Champ, whom the president and first lady Jill Biden brought to the White House after the dogs had been part of their family for years.
Get the best news, information and inspiration from TODAY, all day long.“For a lot of us during this pandemic, our pets have been such a source of joy and comfort and maybe a bark or two on a video conference,” she says.“The unconditional love from a dog is one of the most beautiful things on Earth and we owe it to them to keep ourselves healthy, so please keep wearing your masks, even when you’re out walking your dog.
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.
"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.
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.