The Kennel Club has launched a competition to name seven gorgeous German Shepherd Dog puppies that will be the future four-legged crime fighters for West Midlands Police.

The litter of three bitches and four dogs, born to parents Cassie and Bach, are all part of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.

People are being asked to submit names beginning with the letter ‘R’ for each of the five-week old pups born into the force’s breeding scheme, which has just officially been commended by the Kennel Club.

Bill Lambert, Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme manager, added: ‘We’re looking for great names for this very special litter of puppies born under the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.

“The winner will have the prestige of knowing that the lifetime identity of these future crime fighters will have been chosen by them.”

The pups will be placed with volunteers next week to help them become socialised and accustomed to different environments and will be taught to be obsessed with toys to assist with their training. They will then go through several assessments to see if they are suitable, before being paired up with an officer to start training in earnest at just 15 months old.

Dave Raymond, breed scheme manager for West Midlands Police, said: “German Shepherds are all round good dogs, they’re naturally guarding dogs so they can be a little vocal with their barking.

“We’re confident that this litter will make great police dogs because their mum and dad are very strong, and they have been given the best possible start in life. If they don’t make the grade they will go to a loving home.”

You can view each puppy and suggest individual names by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/wmpolicepuppies 

Entries must be submitted before midday on Friday 28th October.

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