Miley Cyrus gets a new puppy!

Posted on January 26, 2010 under Pet News (General)

Mate is a gift from Cyrus' dad, Billy RaySure, gossip blogs have been aflutter with news of Miley Cyrus’ new Australian boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, but her newest male companion is much cuter! Cyrus is the proud new owner of a German shepherd puppy named Mate.

When it came to naming the new pup, however, Hemsworth wasn’t far from Cyrus’ mind. The canine apparently got his moniker from Hemsworth’s tendency to use the word.

Cyrus is no stranger to pet care – she also owns a maltipoo named Sophie – the Hannah Montana star is definitely enjoying her new dog, according to

Cyrus is enjoying the puppy’s small size, indulging in carrying him everywhere. However, she won’t be able to tote the dog wherever she goes much longer as German shepherds can grow to be 125 pounds.

According to the news source, the dog was a present from Cyrus’ parents, who wanted her to have a German shepherd. Dad Billy Ray Cyrus has experience with the breed with his own dog, Tex, who has already met Mate’s acquaintance.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19579903-ADNFCR