02/19/2013 01:24 EST | Updated 07/29/2014 04:59 EDT

RCMP Puppy Name Contest: Training School Looking For "F" Name Suggestions

INNISFAIL, Alta. - The RCMP are looking for help to name some recruits who haven't even been born yet.

Young Canadians 16 and under are invited to submit suggestions for 10 German shepherd puppies expected soon at the RCMP's police dog training school at Innisfail, Alta.

The names must serve for either a male or female pup, can have no more than nine letters and must be one or two syllables.

They must also start with the letter F.

Contestants must print their name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name on a postcard and mail it to the training centre by March 22.

The Mounties are reminding participants that the names must be fitting for a dog in police service.

"When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets," says an RCMP release.

About 85 per cent of the dogs working for the RCMP were born and trained at the Innisfail centre.

The address:

Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”

Police Dog Service Training Centre

Box 6120

Innisfail, AB

T4G 1S8

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