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You'll Love the Meaning Behind Heidi Klum's Adorable Puppies' Names

The America's Got Talent: Fantasy League Judge had the cutest connection with the names. 

By Jackie Manno

Just when you think Heidi Klum's new puppies couldn't get any cuter, wait until you hear their names. 

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When the America's Got Talent: Fantasy League Judge was on The Jennifer Hudson Show on January 18, she explained the story behind how she and her husband, Tom Kaulitz, adopted their new adorable pooches: two German short haired pointers.

"We had just lost our dog, and I had asked him if we were gonna get a new puppy. And he said 'I'm not over our dog that passed,'" she said  "Obviously I'm not either, but he was away on tour, and I got not only one, but two puppies. I just thought it was nice for them," she explained. 

Even better, the puppies' names have ties to both Klum and Kaulitz's German roots. 

"Uschi and Jäger. Uschi is a very traditional German name, so I just thought it was hilarious," she said, referencing the drink Jagermeister. "Jäger means hunter," she added. [Uschi also means little bear in German]. 

Klum then beamed at a picture of the two pups. "They were so cute. I saw the whole litter, and I just thought it would be nice for them. Sometimes we got to go to work, they have each other. And they can play with each other," she said. 

Klum introduced Uschi and Jager to the world via Instagram in September 2023, when she shared a sweet snapshot of Kaulitz cuddling the two pups. "When he tells you he is not ready for a new puppy and you surprise him with two on his birthday," Klum captioned the post, revealing that Kaulitz originally didn't know that the dogs were being added to the family. Best birthday present ever!

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Heidi Kulm and Tom Kaultiz's German roots

Tom Kaulitz posing next to Heidi Klum at an event.

Klum is a German-born supermodel, who met Kaulitz, the guitarist for the German band Tokio Hotel, in 2018. They tied the knot in December that year, and when Klum was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2021, she explained the sentimental gift that Kaulitz got her as a symbol for their shared home country. 

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"My husband was actually born in East Berlin, okay, and I've been there many, many times," Klum said. "Obviously, I love Germany. This is where I'm from even though I've been here longer than I have been in Germany. So he gave [a piece of the wall] to me for my birthday. It had to come all the way from Germany and then with a crane into our garden."

She continued, "I mean it's beautiful that it's broken and that it's not standing there anymore doing what they intended it to do, so I love it as an art piece in the garden."