Joe Biden’s dog Major has been involved in its second biting incident in a month, the White House has said.
The dog “nipped someone while on a walk” on Monday, according to Jill Biden’s press secretary, Michael LaRosa. The animal “is still adjusting to his new surroundings”, he said. The individual was seen by the White House medical unit “out of an abundance of caution” and returned to work without injury.
Reporters had seen Major on a walk around the White House south lawn before the president and first lady travelled to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial early on Monday evening.
The German shepherd only returned to the White House last week, along with his older sibling Champ, after causing a minor injury to an employee of the US Secret Service on 8 March.
The president said after the incident that Major was “a sweet dog”. He told ABC News the animal had “turned a corner, there’s two people he doesn’t know at all, you know, and they move … to protect”.