The VPD Canine unit has recruited two new Police Service Dogs. As proud supporters of the Canine Unit, we wanted to introduce you to these new four-legged members – Joker and Mando!
Recruit Service Dog Mando was born in Germany on February 18, 2019 and currently weighs 70 lbs. He loves spending his days off lying in the sun, playing with all his toys and hanging out with his new family, including his new handler, Cst McGuinness. Fun fact: Mando was named after the hit Disney/StarWars show, The Mandalorian.
Recruit Service Dog Joker was born in the Czech Republic on June 20, 2019 and currently weighs 65 lbs. Joker loves his new handler, Cst Wilson, and lives for his Kong, getting brushed and lounging in the sun. Fun fact: When it’s time for a nap, you’ll often find Joker snoozing in one of his favourite spots – under the BBQ!
Originating in 1957, the Vancouver Police Canine Unit is the oldest municipal police dog unit in Canada.
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