US presidents’ pets: Biden dogs Major and Champ to restore White House tradition

From Socks the cat to Macaroni the pony, it’s a long-running tradition for US presidents to have pets.

Donald Trump is actually the first president in more than 100 years to not have a pet at the White House.

But the tradition will be reinstated when President-elect Joe Biden moves in with his German shepherds Champ and Major – with the latter making history as the first presidential rescue dog.

Reporting by Barbara Plett Usher, produced by Samantha Granville, edited by Joaquim Salles