Joe and Jill Biden announce death of 'beloved' dog Champ

President Biden's Oldest Dog Dies At Age 13

Bidens announce their dog Champ has died

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Saturday announced the passing of their German shepherd Champ, who they called a "constant, cherished companion" for 13 years.

Champ, the older of the Biden family's two dogs, has died "peacefully at home", U.S. president Joe Biden has said. The Bidens' had him for the past 13 years, CNN reports.

"Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us", the statement adds. He loved nothing more than curling up at our feet in front of a fire at the end of the day, joining us as a comforting presence in meetings, or sunning himself in the White House garden. I will miss him, ' Mr Biden wrote on Twitter. We truly appreciate your trust and support! "His name is Champ, and he's a German shepherd, and he is the neatest dog".

Biden brought two dogs, Champ and Major, to the White House this year.

Champ became a member of the Biden family after the 2008 election.

"I've had German shepherds my - from the time I was a kid".

He had also lived in Washington when Mr Biden was vice-president.

The dogs' Instagram bio reads: "We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. We will miss you always". "We love nom noms, snuggles and we can't wait to explore the WH!" We are the Bidens' family puppers and First Dogs Elect (s) of USA.

Did Biden's pooches ever bite anybody at the White House?

Major was in the news in March for reportedly twice biting people in the White House.

Major was fostered by the Bidens in March 2018 from the Delaware Humane Society - the U.S. equivalent of the RSPCA. Major had to be briefly removed from the premises after two incidents of nipping staff on White House grounds.

"They have to take the elevator, they're not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them".

"Yes, Major nipped someone on a walk".

Jill Biden's press secretary, Michael LaRosa, said that Major received some extra training while in DE to help him get adjusted to his new surroundings.

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