President Michael D Higgins' new Bernese Mountain puppy is called 'Misneach' 1 month ago

President Michael D Higgins' new Bernese Mountain puppy is called 'Misneach'

The President was spotted out with the dog multiple times this week.

Michael D Higgins has officially got himself a new puppy, a five month old Bernese Mountain dog named Misneach.

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Speculation was rife as to the name of the president's new pup after he was spotted out and about with old friend Bród and a new, visibly younger dog.

And now, after days of eager questioning, we finally have an answer.

According to a statement from Áras an Uachtaráin as per Buzz.ie, the puppy's name is "Misneach,' which translate to 'courage.'

"I can confirm that the President has a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy in training," they said. "He is five months old and, given the time we are in, the President has given him the name ‘Misneach’, which translates as Courage."

This new addition to the Áras comes a few months after the sad passing of Síoda, the president's long-time companion and sister to Bród.

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The president announced the sad news back in September, leading to an expected weekend of national mourning for the dog who had spent so many years by her master's side.

"Sadly we must report that Síoda has passed away after a short illness," the notice said at the time, alongside an image of Higgins and his dog.

The president's new Bernese Mountain dog is but a mere baby, but is already in training alongside Bród.

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