At around the same time, in August 1933, Major Roosevelt was also involved in another international incident when he attacked British Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald. According to the Presidential Pet Museum, Major Roosevelt totally ripped off the British prime minister’s pants, and the White House was forced to find replacement pants for the premier to wear while leaving the White House.
After the biting incidents, Major Roosevelt was banished to the President’s home in Hyde Park, New York, just like Biden’s dogs Champ and Major were banished to the President’s Delaware home following Major Biden’s first biting incident.
Presidents Biden’s and Roosevelt’s canine companions are not the only dogs owned by world leaders who have been involved in mischievous incidents. French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog, Nemo, was in 2017 caught on tape doing his potty business in the Elysee Palace’s fireplace while the President was in a meeting with junior ministers.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s Scottish Terrier, Meggie, had also once involved in an incident where she bit a newspaper correspondent in the face during an interview with the First Lady.