President Biden’s Dog, Major Biden, Causes Minor Injury To White House Security Member, Sent Home To Delaware
President Joe Biden’s three-year-old German Shepard, Major, was involved in an incident on Monday causing injury to a member of the White House security team. He was “surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday.
According to Psaki, the White House medical unit handled the injury and no further treatment was required. She declined to identify the individual and whether or not they are a member of the secret service.
Major and the Biden’s older dog, Champ, were sent to their family home in Wilmington Delaware. According to Psaki, they are being watched by family friends. She also said the dogs’ trip was pre-planned because First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is on a West Coast trip to tour military bases and meet with service members’ families. It is normal for the dogs to go to Delaware when she is out of town.
“It had been previously planned already for the dogs to be cared for by family friends in Delaware during Dr. Biden’s travels to military bases this week,” Psaki said at the White House briefing. “She has a three-day trip this week, and the dogs will return to the White House soon.”
Psaki also said the dogs “are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people.”
It is unclear when the dogs will return to the White House.
The Bidens adopted Major in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association as a companion for Champ. They got Champ as a puppy in 2008