Biden’s dog Commander has left the White House

President Biden’s dog, Commander, has left the White House following several incidents of aggression and biting Secret Service officers.

Incidents reported: Commander, a German shepherd, had multiple altercations with Secret Service officers, with the most recent incident involving a bite on Monday evening.
* The bitten officer received medical treatment on site at the White House.
* “Commander is not presently on the White House campus while next steps are evaluated,” noted Elizabeth Alexander, spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden.

Context and response: This is not the first dog-related incident at the Biden White House, as Major, another German shepherd, previously bit people and was sent away in 2021.
* Elizabeth Alexander highlighted that the Bidens “care deeply about the safety of those who work at the White House and those who protect them every day” and thanked the Secret Service’s patience and support during these incidents.
* There is presently no information about Commander’s current location or potential return to the White House.

Background: Commander joined the White House as a puppy after Major was sent away and his aggressive behavior towards Secret Service agents initiated concerns in late 2022.
* The dog has reportedly bitten agents a total of 10 times as of January, according to emails obtained in a lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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