An annual contest that seeks names for the next generation of RCMP service dogs is now open.
Thirteen German Shepherd puppies were born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alta. in 2019.
Names for the pups can be submitted until late March, with winners then announced on April 30, 2019.
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 baseball cap.
Winning names will be chosen by PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.
Although there can be only 13 winners, RCMP say names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.
RCMP Name the Puppy 2019 contest rules
- Names must begin with the letter “M”
- Names must have no more than nine letters
- Names must be one or two syllables
- Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger
- Only one entry per child will be eligible
- Entries must be received by March 26, 2019
How to enter
Interested participants can enter online or send a letter to the below address. Letters must contain the child’s name, address and telephone number.
Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
Police Dog Service Training Centre
The PDSTC is home to the RCMP’s national police dog training program.