Biden and Commander (White House)

Biden’s Dog Commander Strikes Again, Attacks Secret Service Officer

The privilege of being a Biden extends past the president’s immediate family. President Joe Biden’s anti-social dog is also escaping punishment for bad behavior.
President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dog Commander. (Instagram)

The privilege of being a Biden extends past the president’s immediate family. President Joe Biden’s anti-social dog is also escaping punishment for bad behavior.

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s dog Commander, a purebred German shepherd, bit a uniformed U.S. Secret Service agent around 8 p.m. Monday at the White House.

The officer was fine, and the incident was not considered overly serious.

Yet, according to the AP, Commander “has bit or otherwise attacked Secret Service personnel at least ten other times between October 2022 and January, including one incident that required a hospital visit by the injured law enforcement officer.”

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“Commander is the second dog of Biden’s to behave aggressively, including biting Secret Service personnel and White House staff. They eventually sent the first dog, a German shepherd named Major, to live with friends in Delaware after those incidents,” the AP continued.

Major made news in December 2020 when Biden told reporters that he nearly broke his foot chasing the dog after he got out of the shower. Biden claimed he was playing with the dog at the time.

But 11 biting incidents in less than a year will not likely mean that Biden or Commander will face the same fate as other dogs. 

In February, Forbes published an article outlining dog laws in each state. Almost all states say the owner has “strict liability,” meaning owners are always liable even if the dog has no prior history of violent behavior, or are “one-bite-free,” referring to the fact that a dog is excused on the first offense.

While Commander will likely escape the ultimate punishment for his bad behavior, many personal injury law firms note on their websites that an aggressive dog may be euthanized after just two incidents.

“In most jurisdictions, euthanasia is only considered as an option for dogs who’ve been involved in two or three serious bite incidents,” reports the website K9 of Mine.

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“Certain dogs can be euthanized after a bite because of their breed alone, including pit bulls, [German] shepherds, Akitas, and Rottweilers.”

In defense of their dog, the Bidens blamed life at the White House for Commander’s behavior.

Elizabeth Alexander, spokeswoman for First Lady Jill Biden, told the AP, “The White House can be a stressful environment for family pets, and the First Family continues to work on ways to help Commander handle the often unpredictable nature of the White House grounds.”

The Bidens, Alexander added, are “incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe.”

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