Major, one of Biden’s German shepherds, bites another person, White House says

Major one of the family dogs of U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden explores the South Lawn after on his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington

Major one of the family dogs of U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden explores the South Lawn after on his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington

Newly surfaced reports have indicated that Major Biden is back in the doghouse after he was involved in a second 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 is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk".

Major was spotted on a walk with a White House staff member on the South Lawn on Monday evening, before Biden departed for his visit to the Vietnam War Memorial.

CNN reported that the incident occurred on the South Lawn of the White House, noting that the victim "was working at the time and needed to stop in order to receive treatment from the White House medical unit".

The first couple has two dogs, Major and twelve-year-old Champ, who is also a german shepherd.

Major, she added, had been "surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual".

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In an interview with ABC News earlier this month, Biden claimed that Major "did not bite someone and penetrate the skin" in the first incident, adding that "the dog's being trained now with our trainer at home in DE".

He said the dogs went to Wilmington because he was going to be out of town. "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.

"Look, Major was a rescue pup", the president said.

Biden previously downplayed the dog's behavior, saying he was protecting him from the Secret Service.

He went on to say: "Eighty-five per cent of the people [at the White House] love him". Jill was going to be away for four days.

The dogs met the Bidens two weekends ago at Camp David in Maryland and came back to Washington on March 21.

The president adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018 after serving as vice president under former President Barack Obama.

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