US First Family, Joe and Jill Biden’s German shepherds have been removed from the White House after the younger dog, Major, reportedly bit a security agent.
According to reports, the pets have been sent back to the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware.
It follows reports Major, a dog not usually used to public life, started exhibiting aggressive behaviour towards White House staff.
The Bidens adopted three-year-old Major in 2018. He is officially the first dog from an animal shelter to live in the White House.
Their other dog, Champ, is 13 years old.
Reports from US media say Major had been jumping, barking and charging at White House staff and security since he entered the White House.
Last month, Jill Biden told The Kelly Clarkson Show that she was focused on getting the dogs settled.
“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,” she said.
Even though Donald Trump was the first president in more than 100 years not to have a dog, the White House has a long history with pets.
Former US President Lyndon B Johnson also had a rescue dog – a terrier mix named Yuki.