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Name Needed for Detector Pup
April 11, 2019

This gorgeous wee lad and soon-to-be detector dog needs a name – so we need your help!
"We're looking for a name beginning with 'M', as the puppy is part of the M-litter – the 36th beagle litter we've produced under Biosecurity NZ's detector dog breeding programme," says Brett Hickman, Detection Technology Manager, Biosecurity NZ.
Mr Hickman says the programme produces sniffer dogs ideally suited for biosecurity.
"Our beagles can detect a wide range of odours and they have a strong drive to find risk items. This makes them a valuable biosecurity tool, although by no means the only thing we use to protect New Zealand's borders from invasive pests and diseases."
Along with name suggestions, we're looking for volunteer foster families in Auckland and Hamilton to help the detector puppies get used to dealing with the public before they begin their formal training - find out more about that here:

You've got until April 19 to send us your suggestions (just leave a comment here) and sorry, MPI staff who work on the detector dogs team are not eligible to enter.
A couple of guidelines:
- Shorter is better
- Nothing offensive
- This puppy is male
- Only one entry per person please
- Our panel of judges will decide on the winner

To Make your name suggestion click

Candy Luty (added 26 weeks ago)
Samala Franklyn (added 26 weeks ago)
Lesley (added 26 weeks ago)
Moe or Marty
Sue Boyde (added 26 weeks ago)
Matu - after the manager of Nga Manu!
Merlin (added 26 weeks ago)
Magical powers of detection
Max (added 26 weeks ago)
Aftrr Maxwell Smart because he always got the bad guy
Helena Taylor (added 26 weeks ago)
Mc Guyver
Helen (added 26 weeks ago)
Josoda (added 26 weeks ago)
Sherlock (added 26 weeks ago)

Simon (added 26 weeks ago)
Mac (added 26 weeks ago)
Easy to call and cool name for this handsome dog. I liked it for my son but it was vetoed:-)
Bev waters (added 26 weeks ago)
Christine Lunn (added 26 weeks ago)
Ross (added 26 weeks ago)
Colin Harwood (added 26 weeks ago)
Natasha (added 26 weeks ago)
Margaret (added 26 weeks ago)
Murdoch (added 26 weeks ago)
As in the famous detective William Murdoch from Murdoch mysteries tv show
Mellissa Pikett (added 26 weeks ago)
Nik (added 26 weeks ago)
Mr Higgins
Anita Williams (added 26 weeks ago)
I think Marko - what a cutie :)
Julia (added 26 weeks ago)
Meagle the Beagle?
Carole Shaw (added 26 weeks ago)
Jo-Anne Hare (added 26 weeks ago)
I think a good name would be Mario.
Jo (added 26 weeks ago)
Penny (added 26 weeks ago)
Casey..( K C )
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