Major de Bidens dog involved in another bite incident

Major de Bidens dog involved in another bite incident

The Bidens’ dog Major was involved in another biting incident that required medical attention, two people with knowledge of the incident told CNN.

The incident, which involved a National Park Service employee, took place Monday afternoon on the South Lawn of the White House. The employee was working at the time and had to stop by to receive treatment from the White House medical unit.

First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN that Major “is always adjusting to his new environment.”

“Yes, the major bit someone while walking. Out of caution, the individual was seen by WHMU and returned to work without injury.

The National Park Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.

Major, a 3-year-old German Shepherd adopted by the Bidens in 2018, has received training in the past two weeks, according to the White House, following another bite incident earlier this month.

At around 5 p.m. Monday evening, Major was seen walking the South Lawn with a member of White House staff. Jeff Mason, Reuters correspondent at the White House tweeted a short video of the walk. Major is kept on a leash in the video, which hasn’t always been the case during other walks of the Biden dogs around the White House when they are with the President and the First Lady or the Superintendent of the Grounds of the White House Dale Haney.

On March 8, Major injured a White House Secret Service employee, causing enough damage that the person required treatment from the White House medical team.

At the time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the injury “minor” and called Major’s behavior “getting used to and used to his surroundings and new people.” .

Psaki said Major was “surprised by an unknown person”.

Major and the Bidens’ older German Shepherd Champ were almost immediately sent to the Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, following the incident, CNN previously reported. Psaki said it was a planned trip as First Lady Jill Biden was heading out of town.

US President Joe Biden said in an interview with ABC News earlier this month that Major is undergoing training.

“You turn a corner, and there are two people you don’t know at all. And (Major) is moving to protect, ”Biden said. “But he’s a lovely dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love it. He just – all he does is lick them and wag his tail. But… I realize that some people, naturally, are afraid of dogs to start with. ”


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