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- President Joe Biden's puppies were reportedly sent to the family home in Delaware after one of the German Shepherds allegedly became aggressive and bitten a White House security officer
President Joe Biden's puppies were reportedly sent to the family home in Delaware after one of the German Shepherds allegedly became aggressive and bitten a White House security officer
Animal lovers were thrilled when President Joe Biden brought the first pets to the White House, two German Shepherd Dogs, Champion and Major on January 24 after Donald Trump broke 115-year-old tradition by not adopting an animal for the first time. But the dogs are now reportedly at the home of Joe and First Lady Jill Biden in Delaware after an incident involving Major, the youngest of the pets, reportedly bitten a White House security officer, according to CNN news. The couple adopted Animal Rescue Major in 2018, making him the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
The news outlet cites sources that the Major has repeatedly displayed "agitated behavior, including jumping, barking, and attacking" White House security personnel. It is unclear what condition the alleged victim is in, but it was serious enough as the dogs are now at Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, CNN reported. Since Joe adopted Major when he was a private citizen, the puppy may have had a hard time adjusting to the bustling White House.
The 13-year-old GSD champion is much softer thanks to his advanced age and the fact that he was with the Biden in Washington DC while Joe was Barack Obama's deputy president from 2009 to 2017. Jill promised Joe that they could get a dog if he becomes vice president, and that is how Champion joined his new family in late 2008 after the Obama-Biden winning ticket became the winner.
Major's youthful energy has already put Joe in a cast following his presidential victory in November 2020. They played at home in Delaware on November 28, and the slippery rug caused the president-elect to fall and break his right arm. Biden's physician found that the initial X-ray showed no obvious rupture or fracture, although a fracture was later found along the bone growth line.