Since the 2021 inauguration, the Instagram account @first_dogs_usa has chronicled the life and times of both Major and Champ while they adjust to life at the White House. When the news broke initially that Major had bitten a security team member, the page went into a frenzy posting a series of photos full of information regarding the dogs’ relocation.
According to the page, the rumors of a security member being bitten were not the reason why the dogs had been sent back to Delaware. They attributed the relocation to Jill Biden being out of town, meaning that she couldn’t care for the pets. With the president always being so busy, they had to give the task to family friends back home.
This isn’t to say that the bite didn’t occur, but the Bidens have sent their dogs back to Delaware in the past.
In an interview with Kelly Clarkson, Jill explained that her biggest role going into the White House was to ensure that her dogs were comfortable.
“I’ve been getting obsessed with getting our dogs settled because we have an old dog and we have a very young dog,” she told Kelly. “They have to take the elevator, they’re not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them. So that’s what I’ve been obsessed with, getting everybody settled and calm.”