The two German Shepherds belonging to US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were sent back to the family home of the Bidens in Delaware last week after aggressive behaviour by one of them. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, however, said that the dogs- Major and Champ- were shipped off to the first family`s hometown only because the first lady was travelling for three days.
The sources described a “biting incident” involving a member of the security services but did not specify if the person was injured. The episode was, however, seen as serious enough for both dogs, including 13-year-old Champ, to be returned to the Bidens’ home in Wilmington last week. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Major caused an injury to an unnamed individual. The dogs ‘Champ and Major’ are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their surroundings and new people. On Monday, the first family`s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual,” said Psaki during a weekly briefing. She added that the injury was handled by the White House medical unit. Major is the first rescue dog to have lived in the White House, having moved in after Biden’s inauguration in January. Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump did not have any pets at the White House.