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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: https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/protection-and-response/detector-dog-programme/fostering-puppies/

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 https://www.facebook.com/MPIDetectorDogs

 
Comments
Candy Luty (added 10 weeks ago)
Magnus
Samala Franklyn (added 10 weeks ago)
Magnet
Lesley (added 10 weeks ago)
Moe or Marty
Sue Boyde (added 10 weeks ago)
Matu - after the manager of Nga Manu!
Merlin (added 10 weeks ago)
Magical powers of detection
Max (added 10 weeks ago)
Aftrr Maxwell Smart because he always got the bad guy
Helena Taylor (added 10 weeks ago)
Mc Guyver
Helen (added 10 weeks ago)
Mahony
Josoda (added 10 weeks ago)
Mahe
Sherlock (added 10 weeks ago)

Simon (added 10 weeks ago)
Matai
Mac (added 10 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 10 weeks ago)
Marvel
Christine Lunn (added 10 weeks ago)
Magic
Ross (added 10 weeks ago)
Muppy
Colin Harwood (added 10 weeks ago)
Sniff
Natasha (added 10 weeks ago)
Monty
Margaret (added 10 weeks ago)
Minder
Murdoch (added 10 weeks ago)
As in the famous detective William Murdoch from Murdoch mysteries tv show
Mellissa Pikett (added 10 weeks ago)
Magoo
Nik (added 10 weeks ago)
Mr Higgins
Anita Williams (added 10 weeks ago)
I think Marko - what a cutie :)
Julia (added 10 weeks ago)
Meagle the Beagle?
Carole Shaw (added 10 weeks ago)
Snoopy
Jo-Anne Hare (added 10 weeks ago)
I think a good name would be Mario.
Jo (added 11 weeks ago)
Moriarty
Penny (added 11 weeks ago)
Casey..( K C )
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