Name a Shepherd Puppy. The RCMP look to Canadian children for help

The first three German Shepherd puppies born at the RCMP Police Dog Training Centre in 2017.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming the puppies that will become Canada’s future RCMP police service dogs.

In a media release, the RCMP (Innisfail, Alberta) stated,

‘We are asking Canadian children to choose the names of 13 German Shepherd puppies that will be born at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, throughout the year.

The winning names will be original and imaginative and will serve the puppies well during their careers as police dogs.

Mama Dog Haley – named in 2015 – Haley nurses three of her german shepherd puppies born in 2017

The 13 children whose puppy names will be selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the puppy they named, a plush dog called Justice and an official RCMP baseball cap.’

The rules stipulate that:

1) The name must start with the letter “K”.

2) The name must have no more than nine (9) letters.

3) The name must be one or two syllables.

4)    Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger. – One entry per child.

Entries will be received until April 11, 2017.

To help the RCMP name a puppy, Go here:

Contest winners will be announced on May 11, 2017.

Non-winning puppy names will be considered for other puppies born during the year.

The PDSTC is home to the RCMP national police dog training program and is a part of RCMP “Depot” Division. The Centre has earned a great reputation for breeding top quality working German Shepherds and for training dogs with outstanding searching and tracking abilities.

Young people who wish to submit a contest entry through Canada Post can do so by sending it here:

Name the Puppy 2017 Contest

RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre

P.O. Box 6120

Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8