WASHINGTON, 9 Mar – RIA Novosti. White House spokesman Jen Psaki explained the behavior of one of President Joe Biden's shepherd dogs, which bit a man in the White House, by “acclimatization,” noting that the dogs would soon return to the White House.
“The Champ and Major, the president's and first lady's dogs, are still acclimating and getting used to new environments and new people. On Monday, the youngest of them, Major, was taken by surprise by the appearance of a stranger, and this turned into a reaction that led to minor human trauma. “, – said the press secretary of the White House at a briefing. She did not use the word “bite”, did not specify who was the victim of the “frightened” dog. According to her, hospitalization was not required, the staff of the White House medical unit helped the bitten man.
When asked if she can assure the Americans that the dog will not be in time because of what happened, Psaki said: “Major is a member of the family, I can assure you of this.”
She also stressed that the departure of the dogs from the White House was planned in advance for the three-day trip of the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden. “As previously planned, the dogs will stay with friends in Delaware during the First Lady's trips,” Psaki said, saying the animals will soon return to the White House.
On Monday, media reported that Biden's dogs had left the White House after a series of violent incidents by the three-year-old Major. He was reported to have bitten a security officer.