In my opinion, no White House (or any other house) is complete without a dog. After Champ died and Major went to live with family friends due to a few biting incidents, the White House may have seemed a little empty. President Biden’s brother and sister-in-law solved the problem by gifting the President with a new puppy for his birthday in November. Enter Commander, a German Shepherd like his predecessors. The 3-month old will soon be joined by a cat, according to Dr. Biden.