Biden’s dog Major involved in second biting incident

First dog Major involved in another biting incident

Following the first incident, Major had a round of training in Biden's home state DE to help acclimate him to life at the 18-acre complex in Washington, where he is surrounded by aides and security officers.

Major had returned to the White House just the week before following his first biting incident that caused a minor injury to a US Secret Service Employee on March 8.

First Lady Jill Biden's press secretary said that Major was adjusting to his new surroundings and his reaction was "out of an abundance of caution".

One of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden's German shepherds bit a National Park Service employee on Monday, in the second White House "biting incident" involving the dog this month.

Champ, the president and first lady's other German shepherd, is older and so far has not generated any biting-related headlines. Champ, the older of the two, joined the Bidens in late 2008. At the time, officials tossed up the incident to Major being startled by someone he did not know.

The incident took place on the White House's South Lawn Monday afternoon while the NPS employee was working the grounds.

Earlier this month, Major bit a security staff member, according to reports. He was sent away to Biden's DE home after the incident.

The Bidens adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association, making him the first shelter dog, in modern times, to live at the White House.

Currently, both Major and Champ have been moved to the Biden's home in DE as the first couple is away for a few days.

In November, Biden slipped while playing with Major and injured his foot, necessitating the temporary use of a walking boot. "You turn the corner and there's two people you don't know at all and they move, and he moves to protect", he told ABC's Good Morning America. "But he's a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love him". All he does is lick them and wag his tail. But. "I realise some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with".

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