Bidens announce death of ‘cherished’ dog Champ


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Via:  hallux  •  3 years ago  •  13 comments


Bidens announce death of ‘cherished’ dog Champ
The first couple had the German Shepherd for 13 years and he was a fixture at the White House.

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US President Joe Biden has announced that Champ, the older of the family’s two dogs, has died “peacefully at home”. The German Shepherd was 13.

“He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family,” Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement posted to the president’s official Twitter account. The Bidens are spending the weekend at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Bidens got Champ from a breeder after Biden was elected vice president in 2008. Champ was a fixture at the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory and now at the White House.


The Bidens are expected to bring a cat to the White House to join the family sometime soon.


jrDiscussion - desc
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1  seeder  Hallux    3 years ago

Replaced by a cat? "Grrrrrrr."

Paula Bartholomew
Professor Participates
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Hallux @1    3 years ago

I believe that President Biden took a second dog to the WH.  Maybe it is just too hard for him to get another dog right now and is giving a loving home to a cat.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1    3 years ago

I agree Paula!

Professor Principal
2  Ender    3 years ago

Was a beautiful dog. Sad that large dogs don't live as long as some of their smaller compadres.

Professor Principal
3  Kavika     3 years ago

Sorry to hear this. Champ is at the Rainbow Bridge.

Paula Bartholomew
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3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @3    3 years ago

Champ was gay? (Loose reference from a line from an old show...SOAP)

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
4  Buzz of the Orient    3 years ago

Taking into consideration the problems they've been having with their other dog, Major, I'd be concerned about the safety of the cat. 

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    3 years ago

I've found it easier to introduce kittens to full-grown large dogs. It's kitten season and the shelters are full of them

Professor Quiet
5  cjcold    3 years ago

Tough losing a dog. Have cared for most dogs I've known more than most people I've known.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
6  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 years ago

It always breaks my heart to read when someone loses their beloved pet. My heart goes out to the Bidens.

Paula Bartholomew
Professor Participates
6.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    3 years ago

Any time that I learned someone here lost a pet no matter who they were, I would add a new flower to my garden to honor that pet.  I plan to do the same thing at my new place.

charger 383
Professor Silent
7  charger 383    3 years ago

Sorry to hear this, Champ had a good life and brought much happiness to the Bidens

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8  Trout Giggles    3 years ago

RIP, Champ. You were a good dog


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