Unfortunately more reports stating that Biden’s beloved dog, Commander, has bitten others on White House grounds have come to light and apparently, the German Shepherd has been removed from the premises.
Commander is the second White House Dog to be sent away from the premises. Read on to learn more about Major – Biden’s first dog while president…
Jill Biden’s spokesperson, Elizabeth Alexander, had this to say to the press about the incident and decision made:
"“Commander is not presently on the White House campus while next steps are evaluated…The president and first lady care deeply about the safety of those who work at the White House and those who protect them every day…They remain grateful for the patience and support of the U.S. Secret Service and all involved, as they continue to work through solutions…”"
This of course isn’t the first time that this has occurred with a dog owned by the president, as stated above. Major, the president’s previous pup, was sent away at the age of 3 for the very same reason.
Commander of course was given to the president as a puppy back in 2021 and has been with Biden and family ever since, but a few reports about his biting some individuals did come to light. Apparently this was the last straw.
According to a piece published over at CTV, Major was given to friends after he bit a few members of the security staff. According to that same source, this has been the 11th biting instance for Commander alone and this time he bit a member of Biden’s own secret service.
It is unknown at this time exactly where Commander will be sent, but questions are being posed about the dog’s training and of course Major’s before him. Perhaps not enough training was put into both pups, but at this time that is only conjecture.
As a whole, German Shepherds are loyal and very obedient dogs when trained properly, so these circumstances are very surprising and have led to the above discourse.
If any more news comes to light as to where Commander is headed, we’ll keep you posted, dear readers.