Thirteen RCMP puppies are no longer anonymous thanks to boys and girls all across Canada.
The RCMP's Police Dog Service Training Centre received over 21,000 entries to this year's Name the Puppy contest, more than double the number of entries received last year.
Insp. André Lemyre, the officer in charge of police dog services, chose 13 winners representing every province and territory in Canada — not just 10 as originally planned.
"Everyone at the centre was blown away not only by the number, but also by the creativity of the entries" said Lemyre in a press release.
All the names start with the letter H. For multiple entries of the same name, winners were selected at random.
The winning names are:
• Haley: Ataya Wolki (Inuvik, N.W.T.)
• Hammer: Summer Snooks (Fort McMurray, Alta.)
• Hannah: Anya Lera (Whitehorse, Yukon)
• Haven: Haven Woodside (Kensington, P.E.I.)
• Hawk: Brady Anderson (Fredericton, N.B.)
• Herc: Jaidyn Danilkewich (Meadow Lake, Sask.)
• Hero: Ayden Delaney (Prince George, B.C.)
• Hector: Jackson Antoniw (Rossburn, Man.)
• Hitch: Cady Benoit-Drake (Conne River, N.L.)
• Hooper: Liam Hawley (Ingonish, N.S.)
• Hope: Rika Van Den Haas (Milton, Ont.)
• Hulk: Alexis Falardeau (La Prairie, Que.)
• Hunter: Giancarlo Torretti (Kugluktuk, Nunavut)
Winners each receive a certificate, a laminated photo of the pup they named, a plush German Shepherd toy named Justice, and an RCMP cap.