The RCMP is turning to the nation’s youth for help naming the latest crop of canine recruits.
The RCMP’s annual name the puppy contest kicked off on Feb. 1. The police service needs names for the German shepherd puppies born at the RCMP police dog service training centre in Innisfail, Alta., this year. Eleven have been born so far, but the RCMP is seeking 13 names.
The names must begin with the letter “L” and have no more than nine letters and two syllables. Children must be 14 or younger and live in Canada to be eligible. There is a one-entry-per-child limit
Winners will receive a photo of the puppy they have named, a plush dog named Justice and an official RCMP cap.
A news release says the RCMP is looking for names that are “original and imaginative and will serve the puppies well during their careers as police dogs.”
The contest ends on Feb. 28. Entries can be submitted on the RCMP website or via mail. Postal entries must include the child’s name, age, address and telephone number and be sent to:
2018 Name the Puppy Contest
RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre
P.O. Box 6120
Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8
The RCMP says it will pick one winner from each province and territory and results will be announced on April 10.