Áras an Uachtaráin has confirmed that President Michael D Higgins has a new "puppy in training".
The President lost one of his dogs, Síoda, in September last year.
The latest addition has been named 'Misneach', which means 'courage'.
President Higgins chose the name to "reflect the time we are in".
The five-month-old puppy Bernese Mountain puppy joins Bród, who is also a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Reporting by Karin Carthy and Dimitri O'Donnell