Paulatuk’s Skye Green win’s RCMP’s ‘Name the Puppy’ contest

Makwa, left, and Maya were given names through the RCMP's 'Name the Puppy' contest. RCMP photo
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After a national call out to name the RCMP’s newest police dogs, Paulatuk’s Skye Green was one of the winning entries with the name Max.

The RCMP asked kids across Canada to name the 13 German shepherd puppies born at the police dog services training centre in Innisfail, Alberta earlier this year. After their training, these police dogs will ‘search for missing or lost people, track and apprehend criminals, remove illicit drugs from the streets, detect explosives and search for evidence used in crimes.’

Children from every province and territory entered their ideas, reaching a record 34,714 entries this year. “This year’s response was remarkable,” says Officer in Charge of the Police Dog Services Training Centre Insp. Bill Long. “Thank you to all the children, parents and teachers who entered the contest. These names will serve our dogs with pride.”

The requirements were that all names start with the letter M, have no more than nine letters and be only one or two syllables. When entries with the same suggested name came in, a draw was held for the winner.

And the winners are:

Mace : Abaan Shaikh (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Madox : Teagan Stuart (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Magnum : Blake Pierce (Stratford, Prince Edward Island)
Makwa : Lyila Bruyere (Fort Alexander, Manitoba)
Maple : Owen Pottie (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
Marci : Daelyn van Runt (Calgary, Alberta)
Marlow : Caleb Kilba (Kamloops, British Columbia)
Max : Skye Green (Paulatuk, Northwest Territories)
Maya : Ben Beaton (Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
Memphis : Kaiden Yu (Ottawa, Ontaio)
Mika : Alyssa Dawe (Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Milly : Emily Richard (Shediac River, New Brunswick)
Moose : Kyle Brazeau (Dorval, Quebec)

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