Bidens’ dog, Commander, to appear in first lady’s ‘Puppy Bowl’ video message

WASHINGTON — The presidential pooch is headed to the small screen.

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According to The Associated Press, a prerecorded Valentine’s Day message from first lady Dr. Jill Biden and footage of Commander, the first family’s German shepherd puppy, will air during Sunday’s “Puppy Bowl XVIII” broadcast.

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“What’s so wonderful about having pets is they bring us unconditional love, joy and comfort every day,” Biden says in the clip, the AP reported. “All of us are wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day.”

This year’s “Puppy Bowl” will air on Discovery+ and Animal Planet beginning at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, just hours before the kickoff of Super Bowl LVI. The next day is Valentine’s Day.

President Joe Biden first announced Commander’s White House arrival in a Dec. 20 tweet.

Last month, the first lady also said the family had welcomed its newest pet, a cat named Willow.

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The Bidens’ previous dogs – also German shepherds – include Champ, who died last year, and Major, who was rehomed with family friends after displaying aggressive behavior at the White House, the AP reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.