Puppy-naming competition closed

Thank you to all those who sent some truly awesome road safety posters designs with their suggested puppy names.

The winers have been informed and will be visiting the puppies this afternoon (Friday 15 July) to meet and name a D litter puppy.

The road safety posters gave information about road safety that will appeal to each age group and contain relevant pictures or images.

Eight posters were chosen and the winners have been invited to meet the puppies and name one each.  

The eight chosen posters.

The winners playing in the garden after naming a puppy

As is the tradition with litters bred in Force, the D litter puppies will all be given names beginning with D. Each entrant should therefore provide a suggestion for a puppy name, beginning with D with their entry.

The closing date for entries was Monday 11 July, 2016. 

Canine Development Officer, Paul Glennon, said:  “We need to name the puppies ready for them to go to their puppy walkers in a few weeks.  All being well, they will stay with their walkers for about a year before going on to train as police dogs. Sasha has been a terrific mum and we hope to breed her again in the future.”

The previous three litters bred in Force have had a very high success rate, with most puppies completing their training and becoming active police dogs.

Paul added: “The advantage of raising pups in our own puppy scheme from such a young age is that we can influence how their individual characters develop by ensuring that they receive good socialisation and early training.” 

The puppy scheme blog can be found at: http://dogsection.devon-cornwall.police.uk/ and you can follow the police dog section on Twitter: DC_PoliceDogs.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Entrants must be either 12 years old and under, or between 13 and 18 years old.
  2. Entries must contain a road safety poster design and a suggestion for a puppy name (beginning with D.)
  3. All entries must be received by Monday 11 July 2016.
  4. Entries should be sent to: External Communications, Corporate Communications Building, Police HQ, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ or emailed to websitemessaging
  5. Entrants must include their name, address, telephone number and email address so that they can be contacted.
  6. By entering the competition and should they win, entrants agree to be photographed by the press and for their first names and home towns to be mentioned in the press and via police social media platforms.
  7. All entrants must live in Devon or Cornwall.

Personal information provided for the purposes of this competition will not be retained for any purpose other than to contact competition winners and to arrange receipt of their prize.


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