In pictures: Emanuel and Brigitte Macron's new rescue dog attends his first palace event
A Labrador cross called Nemo has taken his first steps as France's "first dog" after being adopted by President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.
The couple adopted the black male Griffiondor - a cross between a Labrador retriever and a wirehaired pointing griffon - from an animal shelter over the weekend.
The dog is one to two years old.
The Elysee Palace press service said Nemo was named after Captain Nemo, the fictional hero of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
Mr Macron is a fan of the book.
Nemo appeared at ease in his new role on Monday as he accompanied Mr Macron on the presidential palace steps to welcome President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.
Since the early 1970s, all French presidents have had Labrador dogs.