The Winnipeg Police Service has introduced its eight new puppies who will eventually join the K9 unit.
In a newly released YouTube video, the WPS says the pups will be trained as police dogs and are the newest round of canines to be born through its in-house breeding program.
PSD Crash is the mother and PSD Riley is the father to the dogs, who were born on September 15.
Sgt. Dave Bessason says the service weighs the pups each day to ensure they’re healthy and putting on weight. If they aren’t, they will have to be manually fed.
“The litter is coming along really nice and all eight pups are healthy and growing,” Bessason said. “We’re looking forward to really get busy really soon.”
The WPS breeding program has been in place since 1999 — one of the only such programs run by a municipal police service in Canada.