New premier pet
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.