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Meet Putin's Dog: Buffy

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has named his new dog Buffy, but there was no sign in a walkabout for the cameras that the Bulgarian shepherd had any vampire-slaying tricks.

Putin said Thursday the dog “can’t do a thing.” But Buffy contradicted Putin, obediently sitting on his command.

A 5-year-old boy won a competition to find a name for the dog, which Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov gave to Putin in Sofia last month.

(AP)

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