Commander in, Major out: White House pet shakeup after biting incidents

Commander in, Major out: White House pet shakeup after biting incidents

President Joe Biden on Monday introduced the newest member of his family, a purebred German shepherd puppy named Commander, while the first lady’s office said the cat she promised more than a year ago to bring to the White House would finally join them in January.

President Joe Biden introduces his new puppy

President Joe Biden introduces his new puppy

Michael LaRose, the press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, told NBC News that Major received training during his time in Delaware before returning to Washington, D.C.Major, who was adopted in 2018, became the first rescue dog to live in the White House when the Bidens moved in.

How to help tornado victims throughout Kentucky

How to help tornado victims throughout Kentucky

On Sunday, President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Kentucky which will provide federal aid to those in at least eight counties following the devastation of the storms.The American Red Cross is also accepting monetary donations to widespread Kentucky recovery efforts or specific counties in the state.

Joe Biden's dog, Major, bites second person in a month

Joe Biden's dog, Major, bites second person in a month

Joe Biden’s dog, Major, has been involved in its second biting incident in a month, the White House has said.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.

Bidens' dog Major involved in a second nipping incident at White House

Bidens' dog Major involved in a second nipping incident at White House

President Joe Biden's dog Major has been involved in a second biting incident at the White House, NBC News has confirmed.“Major is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk.

Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major, have returned to the White House

Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major, have returned to the White House

Adam Schultz / White HouseMichael LaRosa, the press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, confirmed to NBC News that the family's two German shepherds have been back in the White House for a few days.

Oprah 'sits down' with Biden's dogs in spoof of Harry and Meghan interview

Oprah 'sits down' with Biden's dogs in spoof of Harry and Meghan interview

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" had some fun with Winfrey's bombshell sit-down with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, on Tuesday by creating a spoof "interview" between the legendary talk show host and President Joe Biden's dogs, Major and Champ .This time, the aim was to get to the bottom of the recent biting incident involving Major and a Secret Service agent.

Presidential pets: From Joe Biden’s dogs in disgrace for biting to Larry the Downing Street cat

Presidential pets: From Joe Biden’s dogs in disgrace for biting to Larry the Downing Street cat

It’s been a busy week for animals in the media spotlight, with Prince Harry taking time out from his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey to feed the chickens and US president Joe Biden forced to banish his two German shepherds Champ and Major home to Delaware following a “biting incident” at the White House.

Joe Biden’s dogs sent away from White House after ‘biting incident’

Joe Biden’s dogs sent away from White House after ‘biting incident’

Joe Biden after adopting Major, in Wilmington, Delaware (Picture: AP) The First Dogs on the South Lawn of the White House (Picture: Getty)She added that the dogs were not allowed on the furniture but Major had been caught on a sofa, adding: ‘They run all over’.

Joe Biden poses with 'first dogs' Champ and Major in the Oval Office

Joe Biden poses with 'first dogs' Champ and Major in the Oval Office

The photo shows a smiling Biden in the Oval Office with the latest presidential pets, German shepherds named Major and Champ, whom the president and first lady Jill Biden brought to the White House after the dogs had been part of their family for years.

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden s dogs Champ and Major.Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, then president-elect, broke his right foot while playing with the dog at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Joe Biden's dogs arrive at the White House — see the photos

Joe Biden's dogs arrive at the White House — see the photos

Adam Schultz / Official White HouseThe Biden family is bringing dogs back to the White House.Adam Schultz / Official White HouseThe White House welcomed a pair of furry residents in Major and Champ.

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

The soon-to-be first pet is being honored with a virtual "indoguration" celebration on Jan. 17, courtesy of the Delaware Humane Association — the shelter President-elect Joe Biden got him from.

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

That means inauguration day is as big a deal for Major as it is for his owners, Joe and Jill: Along with older brother Champ, Major will be ascending to the highest canine office in the land, First Dog. To celebrate, the shelter from which the Bidens adopted Major, the Delaware Humane Association, will be holding their own livestreamed inauguration event on January 17: Major Biden's Indoguration Party.

Soon-to-be first dogs Champ and Major Biden star in adorable Christmas video

Soon-to-be first dogs Champ and Major Biden star in adorable Christmas video

President-elect Joe Biden's two German shepherds, Champ and Major, showed off their opposite personalities in a sweet video montage that shows the two canines getting into the holiday spirit."No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas," Biden wrote alongside the festive video.

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of all things, a cat.

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Uniting Democrats and Republicans is one thing, but Joe Biden will reportedly embrace a far more formidable challenge when he inherits the White House early next year: bridging the chasm between the nation’s cat people and dog lovers.

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House,” a Friday evening tweet from CBS Sunday Morning read.President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House.

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are preparing to move into the White House in January, and their dogs, Major and Champ, will join them, marking a significant first for animal lovers.

Biden video says you can't trust Trump because he doesn't have a dog

Biden video says you can't trust Trump because he doesn't have a dog

The video, released Tuesday by an organization called Dog Lovers For Joe Biden, shows past presidents Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama , all appearing with their beloved pets, and then cuts to Trump making fun of dogs .

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