New Photos Show Biden's Dog Biting Staffer

President Joe Biden's dog Commander (Getty Images)
October 4, 2023

New photos show President Joe Biden's dog Commander biting the White House grounds superintendent in mid-September, a previously unreported incident that occurred two weeks before Commander bit a Secret Service agent in his 11th reported attack.

The photos, captured by a tourist's camera and obtained by the Daily Mail, show Commander biting groundskeeper Dale Haney on September 13. The two-year-old dog has been involved in at least 11 other biting incidents, often attacking Secret Service agents. The most recent attack occurred on September 25.

The agent had to receive medical attention on the White House grounds last week, CNN reported.

"Yesterday around 8 p.m., a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer came in contact with a First Family pet and was bitten. The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex," Secret Service communications chief Anthony Guglielmi told CNN last week.

White House sources this week in comments to Politico tried to pin the bites on Secret Service agents, saying their unfriendly expressions could have caused Commander to bite, but the new photos show the dog bites security and staff alike.

Biden's other dog, Major, bit Secret Service agents for eight straight days, according to the New York Post. Major was pulled from the White House to live in Delaware after the attacks.

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