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Meet Our Newest And Cutest Police Recruits

The NSW Dog Squad has welcomed 12 new pups to the team, and it’ll be sick kids who get to help name them.

The “Y” litter has 12 Belgian Malinois puppies all up - 9 boys, 3 girls - and they’ll all be given a name starting with Y.

The Dog Squad has teamed up with Westmead Children’s Hospital for the cute initiative.

“No child wants to be in hospital, but isn’t it fantastic that these kids can do something incredible like name one of these beautiful puppies,” said Gilly Paxton from Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

“This is something we’ve done before and it’s always a highlight for the kids. They love every minute of it.”

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Right now the pups go by the colour on their collar, but they will head to the wards in the coming weeks to meet the kids who’ll be giving them their new names.

Some of the suggestions so far?

“There are a couple of long ones in there, but the names have to be short and sharp if the dog is going to be working,” said Dog Unit Commander Steve Egginton.

“There are some popular ones that have made the short list: Yoda, Yolo and Yogi. We’ll leave it up to the kids to decide,” he said.

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