April 5, 2018 3:15 pm

Winnipeg Police Service welcomes newest K-9 recruits

Winnipeg Police Service welcomed several new puppies into the fold as Police Dog Veyda gave birth to a new litter Thursday.

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Winnipeg Police Service has several new additions to the force.

Police Dog Veyda began labour at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning. As of 1:15 p.m., she was still in labour, having given birth to several puppies earlier in the day.

Police said the pups’ father, Police Dog Hector, is looking forward to meeting his offspring.

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Both mother and puppies are doing well.

Veyda is a narcotic detection specialist and Hector is a general detection dog, but has also been trained to detect narcotics.

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