RCMP asks for help naming police dogs

Jumper? Jacob? Juneau?

If you love dogs and the letter “J,” the Mounties are looking for you.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming puppies that will become Canada’s future RCMP Police Dogs.

The Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, is asking young Canadians to suggest names for 13 German Shepherd puppies that will be born at the Centre in 2016.

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. Drawings and paintings are also welcome.

When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets.

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 cap.

Contest rules are simple:

  • 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 “J”.
  • 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 14 years old or younger.

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

If you think you might have a winner of a name, you can enter online at www.rcmp-grc.ca/depot/pdstc-cdcp/name-the-puppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm.

You can also send a letter to the following address. Be sure to print your 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

The deadline for entries is March 22, 2016. Contest winners and prizes will be announced on April 26, 2016.

 

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