Putin walks, Koni faithfully follows.
Russian girls greet Koni as Vladimir Putin looks on during the New Year show at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, December 28, 2004.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin look at Koni before talks at Sochi in January 2007
Putin watches his dog Koni demonstrate a GPS device in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow October 17, 2008.
Koni joins Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder for a stroll at the presidential Black Sea residence in Sochi in 2004.
talian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi follows Vladimir Putin as Koni looks on in 2004.
Putin and Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko walk with Koni in 2005 at Sochi.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Koni as she arrives at the Russian presidential residence near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, January, 2007.
Vladimir Putin watches Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut in space, pets Koni in 2007
Vladimir Putin greets leaders of international non-governmental organizations in 2006. Koni seems bored.
Tajikistan's President Rakhmonov stands with Vladimir Putin at the Black sea resort of Sochi. And of course the omnipresent Koni!
Putin, Tony Blair and Koni at the then Russian president's residence in 2005
Vladimir Putin is followed by his dog Koni at the presidential country residence in Zavidovo, northwest of Moscow
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