Following their indoguration earlier this month — we thought they missed a trick by not calling it an ‘in-paw-guration’, but what do we know? — the Biden family dogs, Major and Champ, arrived at the White House four days after their owners, reinstating the long-standing tradition of presidential pets.
Champ will be familiar with his responsibilities in the presidential household, having previously lived with the Biden family during their tenure in Washington as Vice-President and Second Lady of the United States. However, it will be his first time living at the White House, as the Vice-Presidential residence is 1 Observatory Circle, in the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington.
Major, the younger of the two German Shepherds and notable for eyebrows which bear a resemblance to those of the President, was fostered by the Biden family from the Delaware Humane Association before they made the decision to adopt him in 2018.
This will be the first time that a rescue animal has taken up residence in the White House. Speculation has been rife in the weeks since the election that the First Family may also be willing to welcome a cat to their collection of furry friends... hmmm...