English springer spaniel Bronte with her seven pups at the police dog unit at Menai.
English springer spaniel Bronte with her seven pups at the police dog unit at Menai.

Puppies born to fight crime

THE POLICE Dog Unit has seven new four-legged crime fighters and you have the chance to name the new pups.

Born on June 29, the seven english springer spaniel puppies are the first of their breed to be born into the dog unit at Menai.

Police Dog Unit Commander, Superintendent Mick Goodwin, said the new litter was a welcome addition to the team.

"They were born to their mother 'Bronte,' a cadaver detection dog, and their father "Micky," an explosives detection dog, so they have all the genes to make good detection dogs," he said.

"It is anticipated they will be trained in predominantly drug, explosives and cadaver detection."

People are being asked to visit the Police Dog Unit's Facebook page facebook.com/NSWPFDogUnit to suggest names for the three female and four male puppies, as well as vote on names suggested by others.

As the first batch of spaniels at the unit, the puppies are part of the A litter, and so names must start with the letter A and need to be no more than two syllables.

"The NSW Police Force Dog Unit Facebook page is the ideal place for people to vote and name the puppies as our many followers consistently show us their support," Supt Goodwin said.

Until they are 12 weeks old the puppies will stay with their mother at the Dog Unit.

 

Puppy love

Names that have already been used and are the names of some of the current police dogs cannot be used including Astro, Ace, Amber, Archie, Abbey, Angel, Aussie, Ally, Alexi, Ajay, Akuna, Anzac, Amy, Angus, Apple, April, Aqua, Artie, Aster, Astrid, Atlas, Aura and Axel.



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