White House press secretary Jen Psaki reported Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s dog Major attacked an “unfamiliar person” but would not be euthanized.
Psaki answered a reporter regarding euthanization that, “Major Biden is a member of the family, so I can assure you that.”
Multiple outlets reported Monday the president’s First Dog bit a security officer at the White House. Psaki’s statement added Major “reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury.”
Champ and Major are the names of the president’s two German Shepherds. The dogs have been moved back to Delaware for care by other family members.
Psaki added, “The dogs will return to the White House soon.”
Major was adopted by the Biden family in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Society in Wilmington. He is reportedly the first shelter dog to live in the White House.
The incident is not the first time Major has generated negative publicity. In November, the rescue dog was involved in an accident involving the president slipping, resulting in a hairline fracture in Biden’s foot.
In related news, mainstream reporters proceeded to ask Psaki when the White House will have a cat.
Her response? “I know the cat will break the internet, but I don’t have an update on its status.”