Biden’s new German shepherd draws attention from pup-arazzi

Biden_11906 President Joe Biden speaks with members of the White House press corps as he and first lady Jill Biden take their dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_07875 President Joe Biden prepares to throw a ball as he walks with his dog Commander in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_06825 President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden take their dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_47328 First lady Jill Biden tosses a ball to President Joe Biden as they take their dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_25375 President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden take their dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_21330 President Joe Biden speaks with members of the White House press corps as he and first lady Jill Biden take their dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_43467 U.S. Coast Guard cutter Angela McShan patrols offshore as President Joe Biden, bottom right, walks past with first lady Jill Biden and their dog Commander in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
Biden_34446 President Joe Biden takes his dog Commander for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s new puppy, Commander, got his moment under the flashing lights of the Washington press corps — and some time frolicking on the beach — on Tuesday.

Biden and first lady Jill Biden took the German shepherd on a walk near their second home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Commander was born Sept. 1 and arrived at the White House last week, a birthday gift from the president’s brother, James Biden, and sister-in-law Sara Biden. Biden introduced Commander in a tweet. He turned 79 in November.

Commander is the third German shepherd Biden has welcomed to the White House. Champ died in June at age 13. The other dog, Major, 3, now lives with family friends in Delaware after behaving aggressively while living at the White House.

The Bidens are spending the holidays between their homes in Delaware.

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