Commander, Biden’s dog, departs from the White House: NPR

President Biden’s Dog Commander No Longer Staying at White House

President Biden’s Dog Commander No Longer Staying at White House

President Biden's Dog Commander on the Truman Balcony

President Biden’s dog Commander sits on the Truman Balcony at the White House on Sept. 30, 2023.

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Commander’s Departure from the White House

President Biden’s dog Commander is no longer staying at the White House as the first family tries to resolve his biting incidents. The German shepherd has been involved in a series of altercations, the most recent one on Monday evening when he bit a Secret Service officer.

Statement from First Lady’s Spokesperson

“Commander is not presently on the White House campus while next steps are evaluated,” said Elizabeth Alexander, a spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden. CNN was first to report his departure.

Where is Commander Now?

It is currently unknown where Commander is staying or if he will be returning to the White House.

Similar Incident with Major

This is not the first time a Biden dog has been removed from the White House. Another German shepherd named Major was sent to live with a family friend in Delaware in 2021 after biting people at the White House.

Aggressive Behavior Concerns

Commander joined the Bidens at the White House as a puppy in 2021. However, in late 2022, Secret Service agents raised concerns about his aggressive behavior. The dog bit several agents a total of 10 times as of January 2023 according to emails obtained in a lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.


The Bidens are committed to the safety of those who work at the White House and appreciate the U.S. Secret Service’s patience and support as they work through solutions.

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