The NSW Police Force welcomed seven new furry recruits -- each just over eight weeks old -- into the Dog Unit on Wednesday morning.
Six of the sable German Shepherd puppies will undergo training as general duties dogs within the force, while one of their sisters will be sent across the ditch to New Zealand as part of the puppy exchange program.
Yes, you read that correctly -- PUPPY. EXCHANGE. PROGRAM.
The puppies are part of the 'X'
litter squad and will each be given names starting with the letter, chosen by chronically ill children from The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
"Once the most popular names are chosen, we will assign the names to the pups and take them on a social outing tot he hospital so the kids can meet them," Dog Unit Commander, Superintendent Dean Smith, said.
"A list of suggested names has been provided to the hospital and the kids will research their names and hold a vote."
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