Newspaper article The Canadian Press

J Is for Jazzy Names Given to 13 Cute, Cuddly Four-Legged RCMP Recruits

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

J Is for Jazzy Names Given to 13 Cute, Cuddly Four-Legged RCMP Recruits

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J is for joy of naming new RCMP recruit

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INNISFAIL, Alta. - The letter "J" figures prominently in a class of 13 RCMP canine recruits that were born at the force's dog training centre near Innisfail, Alta.

The pups now have names, thanks to almost 16,000 entries received from children across Canada in the Mounties' annual Name the Puppy contest.

All the monikers had to start with J, with winners selected at random for multiple entries of the same name.

The top selections are Jango, Jolt, Jade, Jorgia, Jude, Jix, Jett, Jax, Juno, Java, Jinx, Jazz and Jake.

There's a winning contestant from each province and territory who will each receive a certificate, an eight-by-ten laminated photo of the puppy they named, a plush German shepherd toy dog named Justice and an RCMP cap. …

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