Joe Biden’s dog, Commander, has reportedly bitten another US Secret Service employee. The incident occurred at the White House, where Commander, a German shepherd, bit a uniformed division officer. The injured officer received on-site medical treatment.
This is not the first time Commander has been involved in such incidents. Records from the Department of Homeland Security show that Commander has bitten or attacked Secret Service personnel at least 10 times between October 2022 and January. One of these incidents even required a hospital visit for the injured law enforcement officer.
Commander’s behavior is reminiscent of the Bidens’ previous German shepherd, Major, who also displayed aggressive behavior, including biting Secret Service personnel and White House staff. Major was subsequently sent to live with friends in Delaware.
The Secret Service provides security protection for the president and his family, with many officers stationed around the White House and its grounds.
Email exchanges between Secret Service agents and their managers have revealed their concerns and frustrations regarding Commander’s behavior. Despite this, the Biden family continues to work on ways to help Commander adapt to the White House environment.
The Bidens also have a cat named Willow in addition to Commander.