Meet Robbo, Hainy, Issy, Olly, and Amiss!
Together they form West Midlands Police’s Warwickshire CCC themed puppy litter which was born into the force’s Dog Unit last month.
The latest four-legged crime fighters have been named after Bears’ First Team Coach Mark Robinson (Robbo), Sam Hain, Issy Wong, Olly Hannon-Dalby and Warwickshire Club legend Dennis Amiss.
West Midlands Police (WMP) themes its puppy litters with past pups being named after footballers, members of the royal family, and characters from Harry Potter, Star Wars and Stranger Things.
Warwickshire has a close relationship with WMP’s Dog Unit which regularly bring pups to Edgbaston Stadium as part of its dog training programme and to familiarize them with a range of environments.
The five super cute springer spaniels will be trained as specialist sniffer dogs of the future, detecting evidence, searching for drugs and explosives, and keeping people safe across the region.
Terry Arnett from WMP Dog Unit’s Breed Scheme said: “We really value the relationship we have with Edgbaston: the stadium provides a fantastic training opportunity for our dogs to sniff through the rows of seats and to become comfortable with stairs, gangways and ground entrances.
“We come along to the ground several times a year and everyone is always very welcoming. We thought it would be nice to name our latest litter after Bears players, and it’s great to hear there are lots of dog lovers in the squad. We’ve got a great success rate with our pups, and around 85 per cent of all our dogs go on to be operational police dogs. We’ve high hopes for the WCCC litter and we’ll be sure to keep their player namesakes and Bears’ fans updated on their progress.”
The canine quintet will spend the first year of their lives with volunteer puppy walkers.
They look after the pups, hone their desire to play and search, and help familiarize them with a range of different environments that they might come across in police life.
For more information on becoming a police puppy walker go to: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/specialist-teams/our-dogs/puppy-fostering