President Biden Welcomed Commander; A German Shepherd Puppy

President Biden Welcomed Commander; A German Shepherd Puppy

Author WDF Staff


President Joe Biden welcomed a new puppy to the White House, called Commander.

Biden shared a photo on his official Twitter account Monday that read,

"Welcome to the White House, Commander."

He also shared a short video of him throwing a ball to Commander and walking the dog into the White House.

The puppy is a German Shepherd, a breed of President Biden's other two dogs.

Commander was a gift from his family, according to CNN, who first reported the puppy's arrival after he was seen running around the White House's southern lawn on Monday.

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As soon as President Biden took office in January 2021, his dogs followed and moved to the White House.

Unfortunately, one of his dogs, Champ, died in June 2021 at the age of 13.

Major, who was much younger than Champ, was involved in several incidents during his relatively short tenure at the executive mansion and was returned to Mr. Biden’s home in Delaware. Major bit several White House staffers, so he had to be removed for everyone’s safety.

In April, President Biden's wife, Jill, said that the cat would soon join the family at the White House, but one has not yet appeared or been announced.

President Biden follows a long list of presidents who have had pets living with them in the White House.

Other Presidential dogs

During his 2008 campaign, President Obama promised his daughters a dog after the election, whether he won or lost.

Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog, joined the Obama family at the White House in April 2009. Their second dog, Sunny, a female Portuguese Water Dog, arrived in August 2013.

President Theodore Roosevelt had many pets, including Skip, a short-legged black-and-brown terrier.

Soviet Prime Minister Khrushchev gave First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy a dog named Pushinka, which in Russian means "fluffy." Pushinka was the daughter of Strelka, the first Russian dog in space and among several dogs President Kennedy’s family had.

In 1997, the Clintons bought a chocolate Labrador puppy named Buddy and took it with them to the White House.

George W. Bush also had dogs. One was named Spot, one was Miss Beazley, and the most famous one was the Scottish Terrier Barney.

Barney became a webcam star, wandering the White House on Christmas Day with a tiny camera on his collar filming the building from his point of view.

Donald Trump had no pets during his time at the White House.

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