Biden adds a new PUPPY called Commander to the family

Biden adds a new PUPPY called Commander to the family six months after German Shepherd Champ died and Major was moved to Wilmington after biting a Secret Service agent

  • President Joe Biden welcomed a new puppy to the White House on Monday, a German Shepherd named Commander 
  • ‘Welcome to the White House, Commander,’ the president tweeted along with a photo 
  • Commander is seen with a tennis ball in his mouth, bounding around a fenced enclosure 
  • The new addition comes nearly six months to the day since the Bidens’ beloved 13-year-old German Shepherd Champ passed away 
  • Their other German Shepherd, Major, was sent home to Wilmington, Delaware earlier this year after he bit two people, including a Secret Service agent 

President Joe Biden welcomed a new puppy to the White House on Monday, a German Shepherd named Commander.  

‘Welcome to the White House, Commander,’ the president tweeted along with a photo. 

Commander is seen with a tennis ball in his mouth, bounding around the White House’s fenced enclosure. 

The president also tweeted a video of Commander, greeting the puppy with a ‘Hey pal, how you doing?’  

In the video, Biden plays fetch with the dog, walks him on a leash into the White House, with First Lady Jill Biden at his side, and feeds him a treat with the White House’s Christmas decorations on display in the background.  

BARK BACK BETTER: President Joe Biden introduced his new puppy ‘Commander’ via Twitter on Monday

 CNN reported Monday that the dog was a gift to Biden from his family members 

The administration also released a video that showed President Joe Biden greeting Commander outside the White House

He’s seen tossing a tennis ball at the young pup, a German Shepherd like the Bidens’ other dogs 

Commander is walked into the White House by President Joe Biden (left) with First Lady Jill Biden (right) at his side 

President Joe Biden feeds Commander a treat inside the White House with the Christmas decorations on display 

Major Biden (pictured) made history in January when he moved into the White House, as the first presidential rescue dog 

The new addition comes nearly six months to the day since the Bidens’ beloved 13-year-old German Shepherd Champ passed away. 

Their other German Shepherd, Major, was sent home to Wilmington, Delaware earlier this year after he bit a Secret Service agent and a worker with the National Park Service. 

Major made history in January, as the first rescue dog to come live at the White House. 

CNN reported that Commander was a gift to the president from his family. 

In recent weeks, the president has had to deal with massive COVID spikes thanks to the Omicron variant, falling poll numbers, a tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border and a member of his own party blowing up his Build Back Better social spending bill.  

The Bidens are also expected to adopt a cat.    

First Lady Jill Biden said in April that the cat is ‘waiting in the wings.’ 

CNN said that the cat is being fostered with acquaintances until the Bidens determine it’s a good time for it to move to the White House.  

The East Wing did not reply to a request for comment. 

The White House’s previous occupant, former President Donald Trump, never had a presidential pet. 

Former President Barack Obama brought Bo, Portuguese Water Dog, to the White House in April 2009. 

He had promised daughters Sasha and Malia they could get a dog for enduring his 2008 presidential campaign. 

The Obamas got a second Portuguese Water Dog, Sunny, in August 2013.  

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