True, but very young children also bite, and no one blames them for it in the same way they blame dogs.
I recently looked it up. Champ, he got in 2008, Major, not until 2018.
@MalevolentPixy Yes, exactly. I have a dog my wife and I rescued 8 years ago, when he was 18 months old. He was very anxious, afraid of new people (but not dogs, he’d spent time around a lot of dogs in shelters, though he rarely plays for more than a few seconds and that makes him anxious too), He trusted us almost immediately, and is very smart and trainable, but we really don’t know what his life was like before we got him. (He’s made dramatic strides since then, but it took years of life in a safe and loving environment, lots of training, and prozac, and I still would never bring him to live in the white house and be handled by strangers who aren’t professionals).