The RCMP needs help in naming a handful of the force’s newest recruits — puppies recently born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta.
Young Canadians are being asked to suggest names for 10 German Shepherd puppies.
Children are encouraged to be original and imaginative in finding names that will serve these puppies well in their careers with Canada’s national police force.
A news release notes that, when thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets.
The 10 children whose suggests names are selected will each receive a laminated eight by 10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP cap.
Contest rules are:
• Contestants can suggest only one name (one entry per person);
• Name may be for a male or a female pup;
• Name must start with the letter “G”.
• Name must have no more than nine letters.
• Name must be one or two syllables.
Contestants must live in Canada and be 16 years old or younger, and may enter:
• Email the child’s name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Send a postcard or letter to the following address. Be sure to print the child’s name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy.
Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
Police Dog Service Training Centre
The deadline for entries is March 5. Contest winners and prizes will be announced on April 15.