Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Attacking Dog

President Biden’s dog Major apparently was involved in an incident where he nipped the hand of a Secret Service agent.  It wasn’t a serious injury; no skin was broken, and the agent remained on duty.  Major was sent back to the Biden home in Delaware.

Major and the first family’s older German shepherd, Champ, were sent to the Bidens’ Wilmington, Delaware, home and are being watched by family friends, which Psaki said was planned because first lady Jill Biden is traveling this week.

“It had been previously planned already for the dogs to be cared for by family friends in Delaware during Dr. Biden’s travels to military bases this week,” she said at the White House briefing. “She has a three-day trip this week, and the dogs will return to the White House soon.”

Psaki noted that the dogs “are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people.”

Anyone who has spent any time with dogs know that they are protective of their space and don’t like to be surprised; especially German Shepherds, who were bred to be guard dogs. But even little dogs will nip if you startle them when they’re still acclimating to new surroundings. But that was enough to send the punditry into twitterpations about putting him down — the dog, not the agent.