The White House says the Biden family dogs, Major and Champ, are temporarily back in Delaware while the first lady is traveling amid a report that the dogs were sent there following an aggressive incident.
“With the first lady traveling for three days, Champ and Major went to Delaware to stay with family friends,” Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s spokesman, told USA TODAY in an email.
The statement comes after CNN reported Monday that President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden’s two German shepherds returned to their family home in Delaware last week following “aggressive behavior at the White House” involving Major.
Speaking Tuesday to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she didn’t have “any specifics” or updates on the dogs.
“What I can tell you as a dog lover – I know you are – is that Major and Champ are part of the Biden family,” Psaki said. “They’re members of the family. They often go to Delaware when the first lady is traveling, and they’re adjusting to their new home. I don’t have any more on those reports, I just know they’re beloved members of the family and of course the White House family too.”
The first lady delivered remarks Monday at the State Department’s virtual International Women of Courage Awards ceremony before she hopped on a plane to spend Tuesday and Wednesday visiting U.S. military installations in Washington state and California.