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New premier pet

Vladimir Putin has a new pet: a puppy that was given to him by Bulgaria's prime minister during a trade trip.

And it seems to be love at first sight.

It's a young Bulgarian sheep dog, which will now head off to join the ever-growing prime ministerial menagerie.

Among the animals he's been presented with recently has been a tiger cub, which Putin was given as a birthday present two years ago.

The Russian prime minister is known for his affection for man's best friend. His beloved dog Connie became the first dog to get a collar to be tracked by satellite.

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