President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are heartbroken: “our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home”

In a statement, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said they were saddened by the passing of Champ.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, joined by White House Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney and her granddaughter Maisy Biden, play with the Biden’s dogs Major and Champ on the South Lawn of the White House. Major and Champ are the first pets at the White House since the Obama Administration. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) 
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, joined by White House Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney and her granddaughter Maisy Biden, play with the Biden’s dogs Major and Champ on the South Lawn of the White House. Major and Champ are the first pets at the White House since the Obama Administration. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

They wrote: “Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home.  He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family.

“Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub. Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us.

“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. 

“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.  In our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion. 

“We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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