Mr Macron and his spouse Brigitte reportedly purchased Nemo for €250 (£227).
The president’s “first canine” seems within the marketing campaign video with the caption: “My story begins with abandonment, however since August 2017, I’ve had a household.
“Like me, 100,000 animals are deserted yearly So, at Christmas, undertake them. However undertake with consciousness!”
The video provides that France’s parliament will debate a pet adoption invoice subsequent 12 months in a bid to forestall cruelty to animals.
An Irish charity lately warned unlawful merchants have scaled up their operations during the last 12 months, with some pet farms caging as much as 300 canines and puppies in barns.
Becky Bristow, government director at Canines Belief, stated that designer cross-breeds have been “churned out” in latest months.
She stated that the demand has seen pet costs soar.
“Households have all the time needed canines however with one or each dad and mom out working it was by no means possible however now, with so many working from house, they’ll and persons are greedy the chance,” she stated.
“It’s fundamental provide and demand. For a number of months, notably over the summer season, extra folks needed a canine than was out there.
“The fact is that unlawful breeders or pet farmers stepped in to fill that hole and even they couldn’t breed quick sufficient, so the costs saved going up and up.”
She stated: “A pedigree canine that often sells for 500 euro was promoting for between 2,500 and three,000 euro.”
In response to the Elysee Palace’s press crew, Nemo was named after Captain Nemo, the fictional hero of French author Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Below the Sea” – certainly one of President Macron’s favorite books.
For the reason that Seventies, all French presidents have owned Labrador canines.
President Macron’s predecessor, François Hollande, had a feminine Labrador known as Philae.