"The Biden family will soon have a new addition to their household: a German Shepherd puppy. The Vice President-elect previously owned three other German Shepherds so he's familiar with the breed and its personality," a statement from Biden's office read.
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The six-week old pooch was bred by Chester County, Pa., breeder Linda Brown who, according to the Wilmington News Journal, has been inundated with requests for a look at the newly famous canine.
The Vice President-elect, the Wilmington News Journal also reports, enlisted the help of Police K-9 coordinator Cpl. Mark Tobin, whose weeklong search ended when he found this "well-tempered, people-friendly and social" pet. The breeder told the newspaper, as soon as the selection was made, Biden, "a real German Shepherd lover" asked to come the next morning to meet his future dog. "What are you going to say to the vice president?" Brown admitted. "I said, 'Sure.'" (Read more from the Wilmington News Journal)
While much attention has been paid to the Obama's hunt for the perfect White House companion, this little German Sheppard will hopefully like his new Washington, D.C., digs.
CBSNews.com also confirms that the future second dog has not yet been named. While the decision lies with Biden's grandchildren, we are taking suggestions in the comment spaces below.