People.com Lifestyle Pets William & Kate's Patter of Little Feet: A Cocker Spaniel About 10 weeks old, the new addition is male and from a litter "with a close family connection" By Simon Perry Published on January 31, 2012 01:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The new arrival became a talking point among royal fans and commentators when he was spotted dashing around the feet of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a beach stroll in Wales earlier this month. And now, the couple’s palace handlers have finally confirmed what was suspected: the adorable addition is the pair’s new pet. fancy spaniels. Princes William and Harry Open Up About the ‘Real’ Queen The Westminster Kennel Club had earlier told PEOPLE that the cocker spaniel looked to be about 10 weeks old. With a name still to be announced, the puppy will no doubt help Kate deal with William’s absence when he heads for a deployment to the Falkland Islands, in the south Atlantic for six weeks. And he may be good successor to William’s dog Widgeon, a black Labrador who passed away about two years ago.