Adorable future K9 cops need names

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is looking for a few good names for some of its  “newest and cutest recruits.”

The Police Dog Service Training Centre, which is Canada’s national K9 training facility located in the central Alberta community of Innisfail, is asking children to suggest names for 10 German Shepherd puppies recently born there. The pups will head into K9 training for their future jobs with Canada’s national police service.


“When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets,” the RCMP noted in a statement issued this week.


There are also some parameters to keep in mind:

  • You must be 16 years of age or younger and live in Canada
  • The name may be for a male or a female pup
  • The name must start with the letter “H”
  • The name must have no more than nine letters
  • The name must be one or two syllables
  • You can only submit one name

Enter online or mail to Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest,” Police Dog Service Training Centre, Box 6120, Innisfail, AB, T4G 1S8.


The Mounties also said they love it when children send along their drawings and paintings. Deadline for entries is March 3. The winning names will be announced April 8.  And, while there can only be 10 winners in this name the puppy contest, the handles not selected will be kept under consideration for other puppies born during the year.

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