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Meet The ‘Z’ Litter Of NSW Police Dog Unit Puppies

Five new adorable canine recruits for the NSW Police Dog Unit have been officially named by patients from the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

The German Shepherd puppies, three females and two males, were born on Christmas Eve last year and will be trained as General Purpose dogs.

They are part of the ‘Z’ litter of police pups with a list of names starting with the letter ‘Z’ provided to Sydney Children’s Hospital last month.

The children researched the names before voting for their favourites, with the results announced yesterday.

The two male dogs have been named Zorro, due to it being a “strong warrior name”, and Zoom, because the kids thought it would help the pup “run fast and catch the baddies”.

The girls have been named Zara because it was “mummy’s favourite shop”, Zala was chosen because the children liked the way it sounded when they called for the puppy and finally Zoe was chosen because it means “life”.

Mrs Andrea Fuller, patron of the NSW Police Dog Unit said that they were thrilled with the names that the kids had chosen.

“We are extremely grateful to the girls and boys of the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, for playing such an important role in choosing the names of our new puppies,” said Mrs Fuller.

“Every new litter plays an incredibly important role in helping our officers fight crime, and it was a real privilege to share this experience with the children.”

After receiving their names, the ‘Z’ litter pups will now begin their training.

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