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US President Joe Biden welcomes puppy Commander to White House

US President Joe Biden welcomes puppy Commander to White House
President Joe Biden has welcomed a new addition to the family – a puppy named Commander.Biden shared a photo on his official Twitter account captioned: “Welcome to the White House, Commander.”He also posted a brief video of him tossing a ball to Commander and walking the leashed dog into the White House.No other details about…

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resident Joe Biden has welcomed a new addition to the family – a puppy named Commander.

Biden shared a photo on his official Twitter account captioned: “Welcome to the White House, Commander.”

He also posted a brief video of him tossing a ball to Commander and walking the leashed dog into the White House.

No other details about the dog were provided.

The puppy appears to be a German Shepherd, the breed of Biden’s other two dogs, and was a gift from his family, according to CNN.

His name appears to be a play on Biden’s status as commander in chief of the US armed forces.

Biden tragically announced the death of 13-year-old Champ in June.

The US president paid tribute to the family’s “beloved” German Shepherd in a statement.

“Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home,” said Mr Biden, and first lady Dr Jill Biden.

“He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family.

“Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub.

“Wherever we were, he wanted to be and everything was instantly better when he was next to us.”

The Biden family bought Champ from a breeder as a puppy in 2008, after Mr Biden was elected vice president, according to Politico.

They named him Champ as Mr Biden’s father had told him as a child, “Get up, champ,” when his life was difficult.

Major, a former foster dog, was adopted by the Biden family in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association.

Donald Trump was the first president in more than 100 years to not have a pet of any kind at the White House.

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