Despite WH ‘cover up,’ Biden’s dog, Major, bit Secret Service agents 8 days in row

Emails released under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request this week show that one member of the first family is a “major” pain for Secret Service members to deal with.

The emails from March 2021 revealed that “Major,” President Joe Biden’s German shepherd, bit multiple Secret Service agents a total of eight days in a row although officials had previously only fessed up to one such incident.

One email from March 8 read that, “at the current rate an Agent or Officer has been bitten every day this week 93/1-3/8) causing damage to attire or bruising/punctures to the skin.” Pictures of the wounds were blacked out.

The emails also indicated that a White House visitor also had a run-in with the dog’s sharp teeth last March.

A conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, released the batch of emails and called in to question the “cover-up” of the dog biting incidents.

“We’re sure Major is a good dog but these records show he was involved in many more biting incidents than the Biden White House has publicly acknowledged,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is disturbing to see a White House cover-up of numerous injuries to Secret Service and White House personnel by the Bidens’ family pet.”

Major and the now-deceased Biden dog Champ were sent back to Delaware around March 9 for what White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called a “previously planned” trip.

Psaki acknowledged just one biting incident saying, “the first family’s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual.” According to the report by the New York Post, she also claimed that the dog’s return to Delaware “had been previously planned already for the dogs to be cared for by family friends in Delaware during Dr. Biden’s travels to military bases this week. She has a three-day trip this week.”

However, the emails tell a different story about the return to Delaware and included a description of several biting incidents as well as a warning for agents to protect themselves from the dog’s persistent attacks.

“This weekend in Wilmington, there were 3 minor incidents where Major nipped/ brushed up and nudged [agents],” read an email sent on March 1.

“Panicking or running with only emboldens animals so stand your ground and protect your hands/fingers by placing them in your pockets or behind your back,” the notice read.

Although the agents may have heeded the warnings, Major continued his biting spree as confirmed by the March 8 email outlining the 8 days of incidences.

Although not every incident is described in the emails, a March 1 email explained that an agent, “was bit by Major at the Lake House in Wilmington, Del. That bite caused some bruising as seen in the picture.”

A White House visitor had their skin punctured on March 5 as the email detailed that the bite, “{d}id break the skin.”

“Pass holder walked out of [redacted] and dog made b-line to him. Got his arm twice. A group was standing there at time,” a message said.

“Major attempted to bite [a Secret Service agent] this evening. He didn’t make contact with the agent’s skin but did bite a hole through his overcoat,” read another email from March 6.

Two days later another email described that an agent “was bit by Major on [redacted] the White House. That bite caused bruising and puncture to the skin as seen in the picture.”

The next day, March 9, an email seemed to explain that Major’s “trip” back to Delaware was because of the ongoing biting issues, and not for a “preplanned trip” as Psaki had previously claimed. “Family Pets are back in Del., if you hadn’t seen the headlines,” the email read.

“Were the dogs sent home because of the biting?” one emailer asked. “Pretty positive,” replied an undisclosed colleague.

“The family will use a trainer they have used previously,” a March 8 email explained.

In March it was disclosed that the first pet “nipped someone on a walk” to which Biden came to his dog’s defense explaining that, “He’s a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people [in the White House] love him.”


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