18:01 GMT06 March 2021
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    Dogs have long enjoyed the privilege of residing in the White House, with President Warren G. Harding's Airedale Terrier Laddie Boy the first 'First Dog' to get regular press coverage. The last pups to join their owners in the White House were the Portuguese Water Dogs Bo and Sunny, belonging to President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.

    On Sunday, the two German shepherds Champ and Major belonging to US President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, officially moved to the official presidential residence in Washington DC. The two shelter dogs are the first pets to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since the Obama administration, marking the return of a long-running tradition for US presidents. 

    After taking some time to settle down at the new residence, Dr. Jill Biden, tweeted the arrival of the celebrity pups; light brown with a dark muzzle Champ and his mostly black with light brown paws 'sibling' Major. 

    ​The netizens could not miss the opportunity to congratulate the family's pair of German shepherds, with some users doing it on behalf of their own pets. 

    While welcoming the pair of 'DOTUS' other Twitter users expressed a desire to also see cats in the White House.

    ​Champ has been with the Biden family since December 2008, after the presidential election that made Joe Biden vice president, while Major joined the Biden family more recently, in November 2018. He was adopted just months before Biden announced he would run for president in the 2020 presidential election. The furry companions are also the first shelter dogs to call the White House home.


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