Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Took Down White House Fence Jumper

Suspect kicked one K-9 in the face.

ByABC News
October 23, 2014, 4:45 PM

— -- The Secret Service dogs that tussled with a White House fence jumper, including one dog that was violently kicked by the suspect, are recovering today, officials said.

The canines, named Hurricane and Jordan, were taken to a veterinarian after the attack and treated for minor bruising. Both were cleared to return to duty.

Hurricane, a black Belgian Malinois, is 6 years old and "enjoys playing with his Kong toy," the Secret Service said on Twitter today.

Jordan is black and tan and also a Belgian Malinois. The 5-year-old "enjoys walks around the White House," the service said.

Both dogs are "ready to work" again.

Meanwhile, Dominic Adesanya, the man who police say climbed over the White House fence Wednesday evening, was released from a hospital and remained in police custody.

Hurricane and Jordan attacked Adesanya, 23, after he allegedly jumped the north fence. Video showed the suspect kicking one patrol dog before the second one took him down. Adesanya wrestled with the dog before he was taken into custody.

Adesanya was charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer [the dogs], four counts of resisting/unlawful entry, a misdemeanor, and one count of making threats, also a felony.

Adesanya was confronted by the dogs almost immediately after landing on the White House grounds. That was in contrast to the last incident on Sept. 19 when alleged fence jumper Omar Gonzalez was able to sprint all the way to the White House and get inside before being tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent.

The Secret Service launched its canine program in 1975 and uses a type of dog from Holland called the Belgian Malinois because it is fast, sociable and its short hair allows it to work in the heat, according to the Secret Service's website. Each dog completes 20 weeks of training before it takes on a job with the Secret Service.