The United States has elected a new President. As Joe Biden enters the White House, he will be ushering in two new first dogs – Major and Champ.

This is not the first time the White House will have dogs, but yes, this will happen after 4 years of Donald Trump’s pet-free tenure. 

The Biden family has two German shepherds: Champ and Major. While Champ was bought in 2008, Major was adopted from an animal shelter in 2018.

Champ and Major have frequently featured on the Bidens’ social media pages and even made some special appearances during the election campaign, this year.

While some news sources say that Major will become the first rescue dog to live in the White House, according to Huffingtonpost, this isn’t true. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the US, also had a dog named Yuki who was found by his daughter at a Texas gas station on Thanksgiving in 1966.

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Champ lived at the vice presidential residence in the US during Biden’s two terms with former President Barack Obama.

Major, on the other hand, will be living in the White House for the first time. It belongs to a litter of six other German shepherd puppies, who were rescued after being exposed to something toxic in their home. Major was taken foster by the Biden family before being adopted.

The election results are significant for so many reasons and yes, these adorable pets are one of them.