Biden's dog Major involved in second nipping incident

Tanya Simon
March 31, 2021

Both Major and Champ, the Biden's 13-year-old dog, were moved to the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware, after the first biting incident on 8 March.

First Lady Jill Biden's press secretary Michael de Rosa confirmed the "nip" in a statement to Fox News.

Mr LaRosa said the person bitten by Major was seen by the White House Medical Unit "out of an abundance of caution" and returned to work without injury.

Newly surfaced reports have indicated that Major Biden is back in the doghouse after he was involved in a second biting incident.

Champ, the older of the Biden dogs, was also taken to DE following the first biting issue with Major. Champ, the older of the two, joined the Bidens in late 2008.

Earlier this March, President Biden called Major a "sweet dog" and said he was undergoing training. In an interview with ABC News, Biden explained the biting by saying that the dog had "turned a corner, there's two people he doesn't know at all, you know, and they move and moves to protect".

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

Anonymous sources told CNN at the time that Major had been jumping, barking and charging at White House staff and security. He was sent away to Biden's DE home after the incident.

He went on to say: "Eighty-five per cent of the people [at the White House] love him".

Likely not laughing: Major Biden, who could be heard exclaiming "Rhait, rhut?" when a New York Post reporter first brought up the subject a few weeks ago, and who is probably trying desperately to cross himself with elbows that don't bend like that as we speak. "He just - all he does is lick them and wag his tail. But ..."

The Bidens adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association, making him the first shelter dog, in modern times, to live at the White House. "I realise some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with".

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