Emmanuel Macron's Labrador-Griffon relieved himself in an ornamental fireplace during a filmed meeting between the French president and ministers at the Elysée Palace.
Former French president Sarkozy came under fire for singling out two non-white female ministers in a largely white government as incompetent.
Meeting follows Sunday's massive marches but also comes amid questions over how militants known to authorities were able to launch deadly raids.
New French government sees return of Ségolène Royal, the exit of Moscovici, and an olive branch for the Left
Manuel Valls, appointed as French prime minister on Monday after the ruling Socialist Party suffered major losses in local elections last weekend, has revealed his new cabinet of 16 ministers, composed of an equal number of men and women. Beyond what is largely a reshuffle, there are two new faces: that of Ségolène Royal, the Socialist Party’s unsuccessful candidate in the 2007 presidential elections and who is also President François Hollande’s former partner, and François Rebsamen, a Senator and Mayor of Dijon and close friend of the president. Former finance minister Pierre Moscovici and education minister Vincent Peillon have not been included in the new government. After days of speculation, former justice minister Christiane Taubira was reappointed to the post despite past differences with Valls when he served as interior minister under the previous government of Jean-Marc Ayrault. Here, Mediapart reports on the winners and losers of the cabinet change and the power games and negotiations that preceded it.
Replying to a holiday homework request from President Hollande, his ministers have written gushing essays predicting France's position in 2025.
The president, who hinted in May that changes to his ministerial team were likely, will instead urge ministers to focus even more on key issue of jobs.
Jean-Marc Ayrault is reported to have told ministers to favour using French after his industry minister launches 'Silver economy' drive - in English.
In the wake of Cahuzac tax fraud scandal, details of ministers' personal assets go online on Monday, decried by the opposition as a populist move.
List of ministers' assets could set off a storm on Monday, revealing handful of millionaires in Socialist government as nation endures spending cuts.
The prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says wealth declarations of all the members of government will be made public by April 15.
President faces embarrassment after two ministers defied advice to take austerity-driven "staycations" and enjoyed luxury New Year's breaks abroad.