A special presentation is scheduled for today for a local student at Woodland Primary in Grand Falls-Windsor who recently won the RCMP’s Name the Puppy competition.
Every year children are invited to make suggestions for the latest K9 trainees at the RCMP.
Eight year old Peyton Short chose the name Peyton because he loves German Shepherds and he “thought it was cool” to have a police dog named after him.
Police puppy Peyton is now in training.
His name was one of 13 selected from over 20,000 entries from around the country.
Peyton is involved in the Exploits Youth Bowling Canada League, plays basketball and loves the Dogman and Catkid book series.
He will be presented with a special award package from RCMP Superintendent David Cook, District Officer West and Corporal Richard Bushey and Police Service Dog Kane this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony in the Woodland Primary.