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B.C. RCMP dog squad is on the hunt for children with good naming skills

Children are invited to name these police dogs and win prizes.
Image Credit: Submitted/RCMP
February 17, 2021 - 12:47 PM

The letter “P” is essential for any child who wants to win prizes by naming 13 German shepherd dogs that will be born this year and trained to work for the RCMP.

The annual naming contest is open to children ages four to 14 but, as with so many things in the world of policing, there are some pretty strict rules.

First and foremost, the dogs’ names must all start with the letter “P.”

Image Credit: Submitted/RCMP

It can be one or two syllables but no more than nine letters long. The children are allowed only one entry each, must live in Canada, must be between the ages of four and 14 and must enter online only.

Plus, they’re encouraged to keep in mind that these dogs are not pets but will be working police dogs.

While only 13 children will win the prizes, other entries will be considered for other dogs born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta in 2021.

Image Credit: Submitted/RCMP

The 13 winners will each get a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP water bottle.

While entries will only be accepted on-line by March 18, art work is welcomed by email here.

No entries will be accepted by mail. Enter online here. 

The winners will be announced on April 28.

Image Credit: Submitted/RCMP

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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