Moon says seven newborn puppies of ‘peace gift’ dog from N. Korea adoptable by local governments

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) – President Moon Jae-in has released the names of seven newborn pups from a dog from North Korea and stated that local government agencies in South Korea can adopt them if they want.

During summit talks in Pyongyang in 2018, Moon received two Pungsan hounds from North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un as a “peace gift”.

In June, one of the dogs named Gomi gave birth to seven pups that were fathered by another Pungsan dog, Maru, whom Moon had raised since serving as president.

Moon wrote on his social media accounts on Wednesday that all seven puppies “grew healthy.” He revealed their names – “Areum”, “Daun” and “Gangsan”, which means “beautiful rivers and mountains” in Korean.

The other four are called “Bom”, “Yeoreum”, “Gaeul” and “Gyeoul” which stand for spring, summer, autumn and winter in Korean.

Moon added that local governments can adopt the puppies.

Gomi gave birth to six puppies in November 2018, just two months after arriving in Seoul. They were adopted months later by the Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon, and Gwangju city authorities.

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