A spokeswoman at Biden's transition press office said the office does
not comment on Biden's personal matters but did confirm that Biden had
two German Shepherds in the past and likes the breed...[He also] wanted a family dog that was social and obedient.
Originally, [breeder Linda Brown] said she was to bring two puppies to Biden, but Biden called and said he wanted to see all the dogs. "He was very gracious," Brown said. "He hugged and kissed all of the Shepherds." (full article)
Awww! No word yet on the puppy's name (it's a male), that will be Biden's granddaughters' job.
There is a lively debate on breeder vs. shelter in the "comments section" of Metz's article.
(Photo credits: Top photo by Linda Brown. The other three by Tom Kelly IV.)
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