Biden's dog Major RETURNS to White House after training in Delaware following 'biting incident' with security guard
PRESIDENT Joe Biden's rescue dog Major is back after he went straight to the doghouse following a "biting incident" at the White House earlier this month.
The 3-year-old German Shepherd and his pal Champ, 12, were brought to Biden's home in Delaware a few weeks ago following a "biting incident" that required Major to undergo additional training.
"Yes, both dogs are at the White House," a White House spokesperson confirmed to PEOPLE on Tuesday after photos were released showing a handler walking Major at the president's public house.
The president's dogs were sent back to Biden's Delaware home after Major exhibited aggressive behavior towards White House security and staff.
Major even charged at some staff, but Biden, 78, told ABC News' George Stephanopoulous that "Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin."
Trying to explain his dog's behavior, Biden said Major was acting to protect the president.
"What surprised me is the White House itself, living there: Every door you turn to, there's a guy there in a black jacket," the president said.
"You turn a corner and there's two people I don't know at all. And they move — and he moves to protect. But he's a sweet dog," Biden said of Major.
"The dog's being trained now [with] our trainer at home in Delaware," Biden ended.
"Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing on March 9.
She added the injury "was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed."
Biden was sure to add that he "didn't banish" Major to his Delaware home, but rather, his dogs were sent there because he and the First lady were traveling.
"Eighty-five percent of the people there love him," Biden said. "All he does is lick them and wag his tail."
"But I realize some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with," Biden said during the interview.
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