The first couple had a German Shepherd for 13 years, and he was a frequent visitor to the White House.
US President Joe Biden announced that Champ, the larger of the two dogs in the family, had died “calmly at home.” German Shepherd is 13 years old.
Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said in a statement on the president’s official Twitter account: “He has been our consistent and cherished partner for the past 13 years and has been admired by the entire Biden family. The Bidens are spending the weekend at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.
After Biden was elected as Vice President in 2008, the Bidens won the championship from the breeder. The champion is the official residence of the Vice President at the Naval Observatory and a frequent visitor at the White House.
Tribute to our lovely good boy champion. We will always miss you. pic.twitter.com/63hXXp8W9P
-Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) June 19, 2021
The Bidens said in the statement that when Champ was young, “he was happiest chasing golf balls on the front lawn of the Naval Observatory.” Recently, he likes to “join us as a comforter in meetings, or in a meeting. sun”. The White House Garden”.
The Bidens said: “In our happiest moments and saddest days, he is with us and is sensitive to every self-evident feeling and emotion of us.”
The death of Champ left the Biden family with their young German Shepherd Major, who adopted it from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018.
Occasionally, the Bidens can be seen walking their two dogs on the South Lawn of the White House. These dogs sometimes travel with the president to Camp David or visit their home in Delaware.
Major has made headlines in the past for his bad behavior. After the president-elect at the time was tripped by a young dog while they were playing, Major caused Biden’s foot injury in November.
Major and Champ were once brought back to Delaware. Major was trained after a young dog had two separate bites in the White House and an unknown dog appeared to shit in the White House corridor.
In recent months, Champ’s gray fur and slow gait indicate his age, but he is usually a calmer presence.
The Bidens are expected to bring a cat to the White House to reunite with their family soon.