Joe Biden gets a new dog – and cat


Pets in the White House
Joe Biden gets a new dog – and cat

Left the deceased champ, right the behavioral major, in the middle: President Joe Biden.

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Shepherd Major will stay with friends of the family in the future. But there is already a new four-legged friend in the White House.

The White House has a new four-legged friend: on Monday, Joe Biden (79) shared a video on Twittershowing Commander Dog Puppy. “Meet the newest Biden,” the US President commented on his post. The clip shows Biden playing with the young German Shepherd. The addition to the family is only three months old and a gift from Biden’s brother.

However, it will not stay with Hund Commander: A cat will also move into the White House in January, as it did across the street the Washington Post has been confirmed.

Farewell to major and champ

But there have been and have been goodbyes lately: For German Shepherd Major, the time in the White House is over due to his behavioral problems. On Monday one confirmed Spokeswoman for the “New York Times”: “After consulting with dog trainers, animal behavior experts and veterinarians, the First Family decided to follow the experts’ joint recommendation that it would be safest for Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends.”

Rescued from a Delaware animal shelter in 2018, Major had bitten a secret service agent and at least one other person in March. Because of his allegedly aggressive behavior, the three-year-old German Shepherd had to leave the White House and was taken to the Biden family home in Delaware. Champ, Biden’s other German Shepherd, had died in June at the age of 13.


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