The RCMP Has 13 Brand New Police Puppies & They're Literally The Cutest (PHOTOS)
Canada's national police service has a bunch of new recruits but they're not your typical officers. These 13 RCMP puppies are definitely the most adorable members of the force. All of the paw-fect new additions are awaiting names but they're still cute as heck!
The RCMP welcomed the 13 new officers at its Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta.
All of the little German Shepherd puppies were born at the centre and will be trained to have top-notch searching and tracking abilities that will help out officers and the force as a whole.
These little ones are part of the next generation of police dogs with the RCMP and we couldn't be more excited to see these cuties.
Once they take part in the national police dog training program at the centre in Innisfail, the pups will be able to protect themselves, their handlers and apprehend on command.
In order to be a member of the force, these little ones need to have an even temperament, hunting instinct and good character while being in perfect physical condition.
Since German Shepherds have heavy coats, they're able to work in harsh Canadian winters.
These 13 pups will start their training when they are 12 to 18 months old so for now, they're just enjoying life and being puppies before they get down to business.
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If these adorable little ones put a smile on your face just from seeing a picture of them, you can actually go and see them and other RCMP K-9s in person this summer.
Public demonstrations happen at the training facility every Wednesday afternoon between Victoria Day and Labour Day.
They're also free!
You can explore the site and learn a bunch of techniques that are used in dog handling.
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As for the 13 new puppies, they are in need of names. The RCMP opened up a contest for kids aged four to 14 to submit their ideas.
All the pups need to have a name that starts with the letter "n", are no more than nine letters and are only one or two syllables.
The kids who have their name ideas chosen will get a photo of the puppy they named, a plush dog and an RCMP water bottle.
No matter what names these new recruits get, they are so cute and their little faces could warm even the coldest of hearts.