The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to announce the 2023 Name the Puppy contest winners, which were open to children.
The first 13 puppies to be born at the Police Dog Services Training Centre in 2023 will receive the winning names.
We are grateful to the children and parents who took the time to enter the contest and help name these puppies. We received over 7,000 online entries.
The “S” had to be the first character in every name. For passages of a similar name, a draw decided the champ.
These are the winning entries:
- Sam – Liam Richardson (Whitehorse, Yukon)
- Sisco – Alise Neville (Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Sarge – Maia Mueller (Winsloe South, Prince Edward Island)
- Steele – William Brobbel (Falcon Lake, Manitoba)
- Sophie – Lucy Brothers (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
- Sonic – William Pronovost (Cantley, Québec)
- Saber – Ellis Muench (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- Suki – Maxwell Jeppesen (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
- Scout – Lexia Laviolette (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
- Sully – Eli Denicola (Prince George, British Columbia)
- Sloane – Max Fletcher (Alma, Nova Scotia)
- Storm – Paisley Hearn (Oshawa, Ontario)
- Stella – Flore Moreau (Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick)
Each of the thirteen winners, one from each province and territory, will receive a plush dog named Justice, an RCMP water bottle, and a laminated 810-inch photograph of the pup they chose.
Names not chosen for the contest will be considered for other puppies born throughout the year, even though there are only 13 winners.
All names in 2024 must begin with the letter T for those who want to get a head start on coming up with names for the contest in the following year.