Champ and Major

Champ
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Champ in 2021
BreedGerman Shepherd
SexMale
BornOctober 2008 (age 12)[1]
Pennsylvania, United States
Known forPet of the first family of the United States (first dog)
TermJanuary 20, 2021 – present
OwnerBiden family
AppearanceTan with black saddle
Named afterJoe Biden's father
Major
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Major in 2021
BreedGerman Shepherd
SexMale
BornJanuary 2018 (age 3)[2]
Delaware, United States
Known forPet of the First Family of the United States (first dog)
TermJanuary 20, 2021 – present
OwnerBiden family
AppearanceBlack with pale tan markings
Named afterBeau Biden

Champ and Major are pet German Shepherd dogs that belong to President of the United States Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.[3][4]

Major is the first shelter dog to have lived in the White House.[5][6] There were no pets living in the White House during the four years of the Trump administration; this, and the Polk administration were the only extended periods without presidential pets in the White House. President John F. Kennedy, and wife Jackie, also owned two German Shepherd dogs, named Shannon and Clipper.[7]

  1. ^ Byck, Daniella (November 8, 2020). "Meet America's New First Dogs, Champ and Major Biden". Washingtonian.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference WaPo was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Sophie Vershbow. "Another Great Thing About Biden's Win: There's Going to Be a Dog in the White House Again!". Vogue. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Morales, Christina (November 8, 2020). "Biden to Restore a White House Tradition of Presidential Pets". The New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Wertheim, Bonnie (November 10, 2020). "Dog People Are Loving This (at Least Some of Them)". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Slater, Georgia (November 7, 2020). "President-Elect Joe Biden's German Shepherd Major to Be First Rescue Dog in the White House". People. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference NBC was invoked but never defined (see the help page).