THESE cute little pups could be West Yorkshire’s police dogs of the future.
The force’s pure-breds are the latest generation to be born and will be trained to take to the streets over the next 12 to 18 months.
The pups are just eight weeks old and are finding their feet at West Yorkshire Police’s kennels at Carr Gate, Wakefield.
Over the coming months they will be housed with carer families where it is hoped that they will start to show some of the signs of a police dog in the making.
The latest arrival of pups was the 22nd successful litter that the force’s in-house breeding programme has produced.
Three of the boys are called Victor, Vince and Vitto and police are offering the public the chance to name the two girls, now known as puppy A and B.
Sgt Rick Green, of the force dog section, said: “With the Olympics coming up we decided on Olympic athlete names for the public to vote on.
“The names chosen pay homage to many Olympic greats such as Linford Christie, Kelly Holmes and Mo Farah to name a few.”
Dog A can be named Mo (Farah), Kelly (Holmes), Daley (Thompson) or Rebecca (Adlington).
Dog B’s suggestions are: Jess (Ennis), Tessa (Sanderson), Christie (Linford) or Paula (Radcliffe).
To vote for your favourite go to www.westyorkshire.police.uk/nameapuppy. The closing date is June 18. Anyone who is interested in registering as a prospective puppy carer should call 01924 293135.