Bidens name new pup Champ

December 27th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): For US Vice President-elect Joe Biden’’s family, Christmas was an extra special day because the politicians grandkids announced the name of his new German shepherd puppy.

Biden’’s press secretary, Elizabeth Alexander, announced that the kids chose to call the new pup “Champ.

For Biden, whose dad always told him growing up, “Get up champ,” the name has sentimental significance, reports

Often, Biden mentioned it in his campaign speeches, where he would recall his father saying, “Any time you get knocked down, champ get up!”

A few weeks ago, Biden picked out a month-old male German shepherd from a breeder in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

He was promised the post-election dog by his wife, Jill, who would tape pictures of different dogs on the back of the seat in front of Biden on his campaign plane.

Champ will move into the vice presidential residence with the Bidens after the Inauguration. (ANI)

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