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Snow whiter at the White House!

Champ and Major Biden, the first dogs to live in the White House in four years

On Sunday, President Joe Biden’s two German Shepherds were photographed enjoying their time in the snow on the White House South Lawn in a tweet shared by the president’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden.

In the snap, Major can be seen running around on the grounds while Champ decided to take it easy, sitting comfortably in the snow.

“Snow day!!!,” Naomi captioned the sweet post.

Champ and Major officially moved into the White House on Jan. 24, just four days after Biden, 78, was officially inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.

“The First Family wanted to get settled before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware. Champ is enjoying his new dog bed by the fireplace, and Major loved running around on the South Lawn,” First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN at the time.

Champ and Major are the first pooches to live in the White House in four years, as former President Donald Trump was the first president to not have a dog since President William McKinley in 1897, per CBS News.

Major is making history as the first rescue dog to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Biden family adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) in November 2018, 10 years after they welcomed their first German Shepherd, Champ.

President Biden and Dr. Biden got Champ around Christmas 2008 and brought the beloved pet with them to the vice presidential residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory during former Vice President Joe Biden’s two terms with former President Barack Obama. Champ got his name from the nickname Biden’s father gave him when he was a boy.

Both Champ and Major have already made their presence known at their new home. The dogs could be heard barking in the background following a press conference on Jan. 25 from the Oval Office, according to a tweet from C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

Dr. Biden has also hinted that she and the president may be looking into getting a cat, as well. “Well, I’d love to get a cat. I love having animals around the house,” she told Fox 5’s Angie Goff in November.

- Express.co.uk