Under the M: Mounties want kids to help name latest batch of canine recruits

The RCMP is looking for help to name the next generation of police dogs. The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies, three of which are shown in a handout photo, born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta.

INNISFAIL, Alta. - The RCMP is looking for kids who have great ideas for names starting with an M.

The latest 13 German shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta., need names worthy of the next generation of canine officers.

Mounties say the names must have no more than nine letters and no more than two syllables.

Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger

Only one entry per child will be eligible and the deadline is March 26.

Children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP baseball cap.

Entries can be made online or in a letter. The winners are to be announced April 30.

Go here to enter the contest online.

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