As a Democratic candidate, Joe Biden wins the US presidency in the elections. The former Vice President and his wife Jill Biden will bring some “paw advisers” – their German Shepherds – Champ and Major – with them when they move to the White House.
The United States’ first two dogs will revive a tradition that dates back to George Washington, who became the first president to own a dog after the White House was pet-free for four years, the New York Post reported.
At a rally last week, Joe tweeted a video of Trump asking, “What would I look like if I walk a dog on the White House lawn? … I’m not feeling well,” accompanied by the comment: “Let’s Put Dogs Back in the White House” and “Champ and Major for DOTUS”.
Champ was a gift from Joe to Jill after the 2008 election when he became US Vice President.
The pup also appeared in one of Joe’s campaign videos where he asked people to vote.
However, the former vice president had received a backlash for failing to save a dog after buying Champ from a breeder in Pennsylvania.
In 2018, the family decided to adopt Major after their daughter Ashley sent her father a picture from the Delaware Human Association.
According to the New York Post, at least 30 presidents had dogs, starting with Washington. However, President Trump does not have pets.
On the other hand, Kamala Harris, the vice president-elect, does not have a dog but is proven to be pro-canine.
Biden became the President-elect of the United States on Saturday after victory in the battlefield state of Pennsylvania that put him over the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.
The Democratic presidential candidate defeated President Donald Trump in a highly competitive election to become the 46th President of the United States.
Harris became the first female vice president and the first black and Asian-American vice president.