All it takes is one vicious attack and a dog is put down. However, Joe Biden has always made sure that family is above the law. This goes for his drug-addict of a son as well as his dogs.
Major, one of the First Dogs in the White House, has a bit of a biting problem.
Although the Biden family has millions of dollars, they haven’t figured out how to teach the dog any manners. The idea of putting the dogs through some kind of obedience school escaped them – even knowing that the dogs would be coming into contact with countless individuals.
The German Shepherd has been involved in two biting incidents since arriving at the White House.
That means that the dog has bit two people in less than four months.
If this were any other dog, he’d be put down because of being considered a menace. Even if the dog weren’t put down, he would not be able to greet strangers. He’d have a muzzle on or he’d be kept away from people.
Nope. When you are the dog of the president, the rules don’t apply.
The first incident of biting happened on March 8. Major decided that he wanted to bite one of the Secret Service employees. The injury was concerning enough that it required treatment from the White House medical team.
The second incident just occurred this past Monday, where Major decided to chomp down on a National Park Service employee on the White House South Lawn.
Again, the employee needed to receive medical treatment from the White House medical team.
Clearly, the German Shepherd packs a decent enough punch in his bite that it has required medical attention both times.
First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary explained it that, “Yes, Major nipped someone on a walk.”
Nip? No. You don’t require medical attention because of a nip. A nip means that there’s no blood and no foul. Medical attention means that the teeth must have at least broken the skin’s surface.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has downplayed the injury, too, saying that it was because the dog was still “getting acclimated.” After being on White House grounds for three months, shouldn’t the dog know not to bite people?
Both incidents happened within the same month. It’s alarming – and there’s no sign of whether the dogs are getting seen by an obedience trainer.
What happens when the dog bites again?
Well, Ms. Psaki has said that the only reason the dog bit was because they were “surprised by an unfamiliar person.”
These dogs live in the White House. There are going to be a lot of unfamiliar people stopping by. This includes government employees, White House visitors, and even dignitaries from around the world.
What happens when Major decides that he wants to bite a world leader? What negotiations were going to happen will be stalled while the person seeks medical attention.
And to think that these bites could be prevented. Yet, Biden is going to protect his dogs as he protects everyone else in his family. They get special treatment. The rules do not apply to them.
President Biden said early in March that Major is a “sweet dog” and is undergoing training. Is he, though? Because sweet dogs don’t generally bite people. They might growl. They might do some aggressive sniffing. But, they don’t lash out with a bite just because he doesn’t know them.
As usual, Biden makes up statistics that are more alarming than comfortable. “Eight-five percent of the people there love him.” Wow. So that means that 15 percent of the people around the White House don’t. That’s quite a bit considering the number of staff that surrounds the White House on a regular basis.
It seems as though Champ, the other Biden family dog, is well-behaved. Major is the troublemaker. CNN has reported that he’s displayed agitated behavior and has charged at staff and security.
At this point, it’s only a matter of time before Major decides to bite a more prominent White House visitor.