The Innisfail-area Police Dog Training Centre is asking Canadian children for help in naming a bunch of their newest four-legged recruits.
Ten German shepherd puppies were recently born at the centre and police are encouraging anyone 16-years-old or younger to be “original and imaginative” in finding names that will serve these puppies in their careers as national police dogs.
Names will be selected by staff at the centre and a draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.
Contestants can submit only one name and it must start with a G, be one or two syllables and no longer than nine letters.
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 and prizes will be announced on April 15.
The 10 children whose puppy names are selected will each receive a laminated photo of the pup, a plush dog named Justice and a RCMP cap.
Children can enter the contest by mail or online at www.rcmp-grc.ca/depot/pdstc-cdcp/name-the-puppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm.
For more information, call 403-227-3346 or visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/depot/news-nouvelles/2014/20140205-name-the-puppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm.