Biden‘s dog Major, a German shepherd, on a walk on March 29
Two people with knowledge of the incident told CNN that Biden’s dog, Major, was involved in another bite in early March that left the victim in need of medical attention.
The incident, which involved a National Park Service employee, occurred on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday afternoon (March 29), the sources said on Tuesday (March 30). The employee was working at the Time and later stopped work to rush to the White House medical department for treatment.
Following the incident, Michael LaRosa, press secretary to First Lady Jill Biden, said in a statement that “Major” was being taken for a walk and was still “adjusting to his new surroundings. “.
According to LaRosa, “Yes, the ‘Major’ bit someone while on a walk. Out of an abundance of caution, that employee went to the White House medical department for an examination and later returned to work without injury.”
The National Park Service did not respond to a request for comment.
According to the White House, Biden’s dog “Major,” a 3-year-old German shepherd trained over the past two weeks, was cleared to return to the White House after the initial bite incident on March 8.
On March 8, “Major” bit a White House Secret Service employee, causing enough damage to require treatment by the White House medical team.
At the time, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki described the injury as “minor” and categorized the Major’s behavior as “adjusting to his surroundings and new people. ” Psaki said. Psaki said the major was “surprised by strangers.”
Biden adopted Major from a Delaware shelter in November 2018 to keep his older pet, German shepherd Champion, company. “Major has exhibited agitated behavior on several occasions, including jumping, barking and acting aggressively toward staff and security personnel. Last November, Biden was playing with “Major” when he tripped and fell, causing his ankle to be sprained.