RCMP naming police dogs
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police wants help in naming a handful of its newest recruits.
The Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, is again asking young Canadians to suggest names for 10 German Shepherd puppies recently born at the Centre.
Children are encouraged to be original and imaginative in finding names to serve these puppies well in their careers with Canada’s national police force. When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind these are working police dogs, not pets.
The 10 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8 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).
The name may be for a male or a female pup.
The name must start with the letter ‘G’.
The name must have no more than nine (9) letters.
The name must be one or two syllables.
Contestants must live in Canada and be 16 years old or younger. Three ways to enter: Enter online: ‘www.rcmpgrc.ca/depot/pdstc-cdcp/name-thepuppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm’.
E-mail the child’s name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy to ‘[email protected]’.
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, Box 6120, Innisfail, AB, T4G 1S8.
Although there are only 10 winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.
The deadline for entries is March 5. Contest winners/prizes will be announced Apr. 15.
The PDSTC staff will choose the winning names. A draw will determine a winning entry in the event of multiple name submissions.
The PDSTC is home to the RCMP national police dog training program and is a part of RCMP ‘Depot’ Division.