One of, , gave a “minor” wound to someone in the White House, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. Both dogs, Major and Champ, are heading to Delaware for a “pre-planned” trip to be cared for by family friends, while First Lady Jill Biden is traveling to military bases this week and will soon return to the White House.
“Champ and Major, the president and the first lady’s dogs, family members, are still acclimating and getting used to their new surroundings and new people,” Psaki said during Tuesday’s press conference. “And on Monday, the youngest dog in the first family, Major, was surprised by an unknown person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical Unit, without Need for more treatment. The dogs were previously planned to be cared for by family friends in Delaware during Dr. Biden’s trips to the military bases this week, she has a three day trip this week and the dogs will be back soon to the White House. “
Psaki did not reveal who received Major’s minor injury. Major, a German Shepherd rescue dog, was.
CNN first reported Monday that Major had bitten a member of the security staff at the White House. Psaki did not say if the dog had bitten someone.
Dogs are the first to reside in the White House since the Obama years, as former President Trump did not have a dog.