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The RCMP needs the public’s help in naming the next generation of police dogs.
The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta.
The 13 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP baseball cap.
Winning names will be chosen by the PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.
Although there can only be 13 winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.
The PDSTC is home to the RCMP's national police dog training program and is a part of RCMP Depot Division. The centre has earned a great reputation for breeding top quality, working German Shepherds and for training dogs with outstanding searching and tracking abilities.
- Names must begin with the letter "M"
- Names must have no more than nine letters
- Names must be one or two syllables
- Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger
- Only one entry per child will be eligible
- Entries must be received by March 26, 2019
Contest winners and the winning names will be announced on April 30, 2019, on the RCMP website and social media.
Two ways to enter:
Enter online or send a letter to the following address:
Attn: "Name the Puppy Contest"
Police Dog Service Training Centre
Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8
*Be sure to print the child's name, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy.
The RCMP loves to receive drawings and paintings, so children submitting by mail are invited to get creative with their entries.