Name the Puppy 2020: Help the RCMP name their newest puppies

Innisfail, Alberta – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police needs your help to name the next generation of police dogs.

The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta.

The 13 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they named, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP water bottle.

(RCMP) These puppies are from the first litter to be born at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in 2020.
(RCMP) These puppies are from the first litter to be born at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in 2020.

Contest rules are simple

Names must begin with the letter “N”

Names must have no more than 9 letters

Names must be 1 or 2 syllables

Contestants must live in Canada

Contestants must be 4 to 14 years old

Only 1 entry per child will be eligible

Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Contest winners and the winning names will be announced on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, on the RCMP website and social media.

These puppies are from the first litter to be born at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in 2020.
(RCMP) These puppies are from the first litter to be born at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in 2020.

There are 2 ways to enter

Enter online: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/depot/name-the-puppy-contest

Send a letter to the following address. Be sure to print the child’s name, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy.

Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
Police Dog Service Training Centre
Box 6120
Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8

We love to receive drawings and paintings! If submitting by mail, children are invited to get creative with their entries.

Winning names will be chosen by the 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, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.

About the Police Dog Services Training Centre, Depot Division

The Police Dog Services Training Centre is home to the RCMP’s national police dog training program and is 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.

RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre



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