Updated June 19, 2021 at 1:05 PM ET
Champ Biden, one of two German shepherds belonging to President Biden and his family has died, the president and first lady Jill Biden announced late Saturday morning. He was 13 years old.
"Our hearts are heavy today," Biden and first lady Jill Biden wrote in a statement, adding that the dog had died at their home.
Champ's long-time loyalty was also remembered in the Bidens' statement Saturday.