Kelly Clarkson Gets a Dog with Her Boyfriend

08/15/2012 at 05:00 PM EDT

Kelly Clarkson Gets a Dog with Her Boyfriend
Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson is taking her relationship with Brandon Blackstock to the next level: The couple now have a dog together.

"Uh-oh ... commitment level," Clarkson, 30, tells PEOPLE of their new addition, a German Shepherd puppy.

Adds Clarkson, who began dating the Nashville-based talent manager (and son of Clarkson's manager of five years and stepson of Reba McEntire), 35, in late 2011: "He's adorable."

And the pop star's furry friend is in good company: Clarkson loves to show off her Maltese, Security, and Joplin, a black poodle – and they're her frequent traveling companions.



"I love them so much," she gushed about her canine crew earlier this year on WhoSay. "I might be too attached ha!"

But Blackstock shouldn't worry about competing with Clarkson's four-legged friends for her affection. Come September, when football season kicks off, the two plan on taking time out for game-day dates.

The Dallas Cowboys fan, who recorded a self-penned anthem for the team in collaboration with the NFL and Pepsi, says she feels "just super happy right now."

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