President Joe Biden just welcomed a new member to his family.
A spokesperson for First Lady Jill Biden confirmed the news to CNN when a new puppy was spotted playing on the South Lawn of the White House earlier today.
The new puppy’s breed hasn’t been announced yet, but sources think that it could be a German Shepherd, a similar breed, or even a combination of two breeds.
The puppy’s name is Commander, and he is an early Christmas present to Joe Biden from the rest of his family.
The Biden Family Is Very Familiar With The German Shepherd Breed
In June, the Biden family lost their beloved German Shepherd Champ, who made it to the ripe old age of 13. Champ had been with their family since 2008 and had passed away at the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home,” Joe Biden said in a statement. “He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family.”
“He loved nothing more than curling up at our feet in front of a fire at the end of the day, joining us as a comforting presence in meetings, or sunning himself in the White House garden,” he continued. “In his younger days, he was happiest chasing golf balls on the front lawn of the Naval Observatory or racing to catch our grandchildren as they ran around our backyard in Delaware.”
Biden Sends Major To Wilmington For ‘Extensive Training’
That is not the only pet that the Biden family has. Biden also has a German Shepherd rescue named Major who has been living in Wilmington, Delaware.
In March, Major bit two people: a member of the Secret Service and a National Park Service worker, which gained national attention.
In April, the President announced that Major was going to be sent to Wilmington for “extensive training” to help him adjust to life inside the White House. Major is only three years old.
Wait… Do The Bidens Have A Cat Too?
In April, First Lady Jill Biden hinted that they have a cat “waiting in the wings.” According to sources familiar with the situation, the cat is being fostered at the moment until they can figure out the best time to move it into the White House.
There is no date set for when the cat will officially become part of the Biden household, but “it is expected to be in the very near future,” according to CNN.
The Biden family isn’t the only celebrity who has adopted a cat recently! Singer Britney Spears recently teased that she was welcoming a “new addition” to her family in an Instagram post that gained over 18 thousand guesses!
Although Britney still hasn’t revealed the species of her new pet, many people think that it’s a cat judging by the cat tree that can be seen in the background of one of her latest videos!