The two Biden German Shepherds have been returned to their Delaware home after what is being called a “biting incident” occurred with the younger dog, Major, and a member of the White House security team.
The exact condition of the victim is unknown but was apparently serious enough to warrant the move back to Delaware.
Major, who is 3 years old, is the younger of the two Biden dogs, and has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and “charging” at staff and security, according to the people CNN spoke with about the dog’s demeanor at the White House. The older of Biden’s German Shepherds, Champ, is approximately 13 and has slowed down physically due to his advanced age.
Major was adopted in 2018 by the Bidens from the Delaware Humane Association. The dog was one of a six-pup litter who had been exposed to toxins and were nursed back to health before becoming available for adoption.
Kerry Bruni, the DHA’s director or animal care, said that Major had undergone “special training” to become acclimated to the Biden household, and had been fostered for several months before the Biden’s adopted him.
First Lady Jill Biden remarked in an interview last month that there was work to do getting the dogs settled into their new home at the White House.
“They have to take the elevator, they’re not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them. So that’s what I’ve been obsessed with, getting everybody settled and calm.”