Maksim Chmerkovskiy has puppy love

Posted on January 19, 2010 under Pet News (General)

Bulldogs are normally relaxed animalsKarina who? Dancing with the Stars hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who just recently split with his fiancée and co-star Karina Smirnoff, has a found love in his life – a new puppy!

The proud owner recently revealed to Star Magazine that he has a 13-week-old all-white English Bulldog. The puppy, who Chmerkovskiy calls "so cute," is named Sir Sleepalot Chmerkovskiy, despite the fact that he’s incredibly active – the total opposite of his name.

Chmerkovskiy was surprised by the amount of energy the little guy has, as bulldogs are generally relaxed, calm dogs that are "chill."

Right now, the Dancing with the Stars pro is having fun providing proper pet care and doting on his newest addition.

When the magazine asked if Chmerkovskiy feels like a parent, he replied that he finally realizes his dad’s love for his dog.

"I always thought it was funny how my dad was totally in love with his dog. But now I get it."

The proud papa not only posted the interview on his Facebook account, but also dedicated an entire album to pictures of himself and Sir Sleepalot.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19566659-ADNFCR