Six puppies join force

Six adorable puppies have started a journey to become fully qualified police dogs.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:59 pm
Three of the puppies who have started their training with the Northumbria Police Dog Section.

Three eight-week-old German Shepherds and three 14-week-old Belgian Malinois have joined Northumbria Police’s Dog Section.

They were bred especially for the role of a general purpose dog and will now be homed with a dog handler from the force, who will guide them through their training.

Over the next three months, they will go through a series of drills that will prime them for a career of tackling criminals and reducing crime across the North East.

You can follow their progress via the Twitter account @NPDogSection, which is using the hashtag #NPpuppywatch.