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White House welcomes its first dogs- Major and Champ, after 4 long years

As Joe Biden enters the White House, he ushered in two new first dogs- Major and Champ in the White House

White House welcomes its first dogs- Major and Champ, after 4 long years

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Nov 2020 5:02 PM GMT

Washington: This is not the first time the White House is going to have dogs, nevertheless, it is happening after 4 long years after Donald Trump's pet-free tenure.

The Biden family owns two German shepherds: Champ and Major. Champ was bought in 2008 while Major was adopted from an animal shelter in 2018.

The dogs are Biden's favourite as they frequently appear in his social media pages. Major and Champ have also featured during Biden's election campaign this year.



After the 36th President of the US, Lyndon B. Johnson's dog named Yuki, who was rescued by his daughter at a Texas gas station on Thanksgiving in 1966, Major is the next special rescue dog to live in the White House.

While Champ had the opportunity to live at the vice presidential residence in the US during Biden's two terms with former President Barack Obama.


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Major, on the other hand, will step into the White House for the first time. It hails from a litter of 6 other German shepherd puppies, who were rescued from a home exposed to something toxic. Major was taken foster by the Biden family before being adopted.


The election result is significant for so many reasons and these adorable dogs are definitely one of them!

Joe Biden became the 46th president of America with Kamala Harris, as America's first Black woman vice president.

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