The return of dogs to the White House may be short-lived after a recent incident.
"The two German Shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were returned to the Biden family home in Delaware last week after aggressive behavior at the White House involving Major Biden, two sources with knowledge tell CNN. Major, who was adopted by Biden in November 2018 from a Delaware animal shelter, had what one of the people described as a 'biting incident' with a member of White House security. The exact condition of the victim is unknown, however, the episode was serious enough that the dogs were subsequently moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where they remain," CNN's Kate Bennett reported Monday.
"Major, who is 3 years old, is the younger of the two Biden dogs, and has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and 'charging' at staff and security, according to the people CNN spoke with about the dog's demeanor at the White House. The older of Biden's German Shepherds, Champ, is approximately 13 and has slowed down physically due to his advanced age," CNN explained.
Champ and Major were the first White House dogs since Bo and Sunny during the Obama administration as Donald Trump did not have any pets.
UPDATE: The White House disputed the charge releasing a statement from "The Oval Pawface," a Twitter account run by a staffer. According to the Tweet, there was no aggressive behavior and no biting incident. When Dr. Biden is out of town she sends the dogs with family back to Deleware.
🐾 Champ here, to defend my brother: Major does not bite and he’s not pawggressive, you’ve all seen him in numerous… https://t.co/MvitlacU6d— The Oval Pawffice® 🇺🇸 Fans (@The Oval Pawffice® 🇺🇸 Fans)1615262805.0
@RobMcCarthy42 @FLOTUS @NaomiBiden @DrBiden 🐾 Not at all.— The Oval Pawffice® 🇺🇸 Fans (@The Oval Pawffice® 🇺🇸 Fans)1615263292.0