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From Delaware to D.C.: Champ and Major make themselves at home in the White House

german shepherds in the white house dog-happy
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After four years of a dog-less White House, pet lovers everywhere are excited to see that Joe Biden’s two German Shepherds are settling in nicely in their new home.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 26/01/2021, 11:15, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Home is where the dog is, they say. And in this case, home is the White House in Washington D.C.

Champ and Major, Biden’s two German Shepherds, were seen arriving in their new home on Sunday after travelling from Joe and Jill’s family home.

Getting a lay of the land

Though they’ve only been there for a couple of days, it looks like they’re both very comfortable with their surroundings already! And who wouldn’t be, when you’ve got a garden that’s almost 700m2 to play fetch in?  


To be fair, Champ already knows the White House quite well, since he already lived there back when his dad was Vice President. But it’s Major’s very first time exploring this glorious new home, and he’s making some big first-dog changes already.

Rescue dog in the White House

Indeed, Major is the very first dog in the White House to be a rescue! And a few days before his dad was inaugurated, the Delaware Humane Association held an “indoguration” in his honour to raise money for their charity. Major hasn’t even been first dog for a whole week and he’s already raised £146,000 for owners and their pets in need!

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We can’t wait to see more of these beautiful dogs for the next four years! 


See also: The dogs of USA Presidents: from Hoover to Donald Trump