The family of Haakon and Mette-Marit has acquired a new member, the dog Milly Kakao. Milly Kakao is a labradoodle, which caused a bit of a stir from the Norwegian poodle association.
It has been alleged that the reason for the choice of labradoodle is that the Crown Princess and/or Marius might be allergic to other dogs.
The tradition of dogs in the royal family in Norway is something that Queen Maud brought with her from the UK. However, there haven’t been a public “family dog” of this type in the family since King Olav’s death.