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Meet the new VPD K9 Recruits!

The VPD Canine unit has recruited four new Police Service Dogs. As proud supporters of the Canine Unit, we wanted to introduce you to these new four-legged members –  Cash, Ghost, Dak and Solo!


Cash came from the Netherlands and is named after Johnny Cash, aka Man in Black. Born May 8, 2019, Cash is the smallest of the four new recruits and weighs 61 lbs. However, this allows him to partake in his favourite past time….. jumping 7ft in the air! 



Ghost is also from the Netherlands via the Police Dog Centre Holland. Ghost was born on May 11, 2019, and weighs in at 62lbs. What he lacks in weight, he makes up for in hight! Ghost is a tall long, lean and lanky guy. The KONG is ‘life’ for Ghost as long as there is a toy involved, he’s a super happy boy! 



Dak is from Slovakia and made his way to Canada via Modesto, California. He has a Sable coat and currently weighs 65 lbs. Dak is a very enthusiastic boy who loooves his food! Dak enjoys cooling off in the backyard sprinklers on his days off.




Solo is from Slovakia and was born on November 21, 2018. Solo is a social, energetic dog. He is a big boy weighing in at 83lbs with thick stubby legs! Solo loves to work and is excited whenever mom grabs the leash. He enjoys days off chasing bees and spending time with his family. 


Originating in 1957, the Vancouver Police Canine Unit is the oldest municipal police dog unit in Canada.  If you haven’t yet, we recommend you follow them on Twitter @VPDCanine

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