In a recent and concerning turn of events, Joe Biden’s two-year-old German shepherd, Commander, has once again found himself in the spotlight, this time for biting another Secret Service agent.
This incident marks the 11th known attack by the canine, raising questions about the pet’s behavior and its implications for the presidential household.
On Monday evening, at the White House, Commander bit a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer.
This unfortunate incident was confirmed by the Secret Service, and the officer received immediate medical attention.
According to USSS chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi, “The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex.” Fortunately, the injured agent reported that she was doing fine.
This is not the first time one of the Biden family’s German Shepherds has exhibited aggressive behavior.
Shortly after Joe Biden assumed the presidency, their other German Shepherd, Major, was involved in biting incidents, affecting both Secret Service agents and White House staff, as well as a National Park Service employee.
Despite efforts to train and acclimate Major to his new environment, he was eventually relocated to Delaware to live with friends.
Commander, the source of the recent controversy, arrived at the White House in December 2021 as a gift from the Biden family.
This move followed Major’s departure from the presidential residence.
Notably, Champ, another German Shepherd that had been with the Bidens for years, was not implicated in any biting incidents.
Judicial Watch, an organization known for advocating government transparency, uncovered Secret Service records detailing Commander’s aggressive behavior.
These records shed light on 10 previous attacks that occurred between October 2022 and January.
This information came to the public eye through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, specifically seeking details on “incidents of aggression and bites involving the Biden family dog, Commander.”
This situation with Commander raises important questions about the training, behavior, and management of presidential pets.
As the Bidens navigate the challenges of their canine companions, it remains to be seen how this latest incident will be addressed and what measures will be taken to ensure the safety of those working in close proximity to the First Family’s pets.