Biden adds a new puppy called Leader to the family six months after the death of German Shepherd Champ and the Major moves to Wilmington after biting a Secret Service agent
- President Joe Biden welcomed a new puppy to the White House on Monday, named German Shepherd captain
- “Welcome to the White House, Commander,” the president wrote, accompanied by a photo.
- The captain is seen with a tennis ball in his mouth, as he wraps around a fenced
- The new addition comes nearly six months after the day the beloved 13-year-old German Shepherd Biden passed away
- Another German Shepherd, Major, was sent home in Wilmington, Delaware, earlier this year after biting two people, including a Secret Service agent.
President Joe Biden welcomed a new puppy to the White House on Monday, designating a German Shepherd captain.
“Welcome to the White House, Commander,” the president wrote, accompanied by a photo.
The captain is seen with a tennis ball in his mouth, as he winds around the fenced-in barn of the White House.
The president also tweeted a video of the leader greeting the pup by saying “Hi, how are you?”
In the video, Biden plays fetch with the dog, walks him on a leash to the White House, with First Lady Jill Biden at his side, and feeds him a gift with White House Christmas decorations displayed in the background.
Back it up better: President Joe Biden introduced his new ‘leader’ puppy via Twitter on Monday
CNN reported on Monday that the dog was a gift to Biden from his family
The administration also released a video that showed President Joe Biden saluting the leader outside the White House
He has been seen throwing a tennis ball at the puppy, which is a German Shepherd like Biden’s other dogs
The leader entered the White House by President Joe Biden (left) and First Lady Jill Biden (right) at his side
President Joe Biden feeds the leader a treat inside the White House with Christmas decorations on display
The new addition comes nearly six months after the day Biden, the beloved 13-year-old German Shepherd, passed away.
Another German Shepherd, Major, was sent home in Wilmington, Delaware, earlier this year after biting a Secret Service agent and National Park Service worker.
Major made history in January, as the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
CNN reported that the commander was a gift to the president from his family.
In recent weeks, the president has had to deal with massive spikes in COVID thanks to an Omicron variable, lower poll numbers, a tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, and a member of his party blew up a project to better rebuild the social spending project.
The Bidens are also expected to adopt a cat.
First Lady Jill Biden said in April that the cat was “waiting in the wings.”
When President Joe Biden arrived at the White House in January, he brought in the 13-year-old Major (left), who has since died, and rescued the pup Champ (right), who lives in Wilmington, Delaware after he bit two people
Major Biden (pictured) made history in January when he moved into the White House, as the first presidential rescue dog
CNN said the cat is being cared for with acquaintances until Biden decides it is a good time for her to move to the White House.
The east wing did not respond to a request for comment.
Former President Donald Trump, a former occupant of the White House, never had a presidential pet.
Former President Barack Obama brought Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, to the White House in April 2009.
He had promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to get a dog for their 2008 presidential campaign.
Obama acquired a second Portuguese water dog, Sunny, in August 2013.