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Amber Heard Names New Dog After Australian Minister In Pet Quarantine Spat

Amber Heard has named her new dog Barnaby Joyce, after the Australian minister she feuded with in 2015.

Amber Heard Names New Dog After Australian Minister In Pet Quarantine Spat

While holding her new dog, Heard introduced Mr Joyce's namesake to her social media followers with a tweet on Sunday.

“Meet the newest member of the Heard family, Barnaby Joyce!”

The Aquaman and Drive Angry star had a dispute with Mr Joyce over a quarantine breach involving two other dogs which she brought to Queensland when visiting her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Depp was filming one of the Pirates of the Caribbean films when Heard brought the pets over.

The couple were given days to remove the Yorkshire Terriers, or they would be put down.

The incident provoked a war of words with the deputy prime minister, who was agriculture minister at the time.

Mr Joyce said the dogs should “bugger off” and Depp called Mr Joyce some kind of “sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia”.

Mr Joyce told The Australian he was “fine” with the name choice and added he had “no problems with animals”.

“I get a real sense of accomplishment that I'm still in her head long after I've forgotten about them,” he said.

“Obviously, I now rate above Johnny Depp.”

In 2016, Ms Heard pleaded guilty to making a false statement on her immigration card about the couple's Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, by not declaring them when the couple flew into Queensland by private jet. She was also given a one-month good behaviour bond.

The couple also had to release an apology video, in which they expressed remorse and advised travellers to respect Australian quarantine laws.

Australia has strict animal quarantine laws to prevent importing infections.