WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — On Twitter Saturday Jill Biden made a sad announcement of the passing of “Champ,” the family’s 13-year-old German Shepherd.
Jill Biden wrote, “RIP to our sweet, good boy, Champ. We will miss you always.”
A statement from the couple read:
“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.
Our family lost our loving companion Champ today. I will miss him.”
Our family lost our loving companion Champ today. I will miss him. pic.twitter.com/sePqXBIAsE
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 19, 2021
Champ joined the Biden family right before Joe Biden became vice president back in 2018. More recently, the Bidens adopted a second German Shepherd from a shelter, Major.