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Ned, Regimental #687

Like most RCMP police dogs, Ned was born at the Police Service Dog Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, on May 21, 2003. He was assigned to Cst. Garfield Henderson of the RCMP Valleyview Detachment in Alberta in June 2005 to be raised in the PDSTC imprinting program – supervised by Cpl. Phil Graham of the RCMP in Peace River, Alta. Prior to Ned, Cst. Henderson raised several potential police dogs. Ned transferred to Comox Valley, B.C. in July 2005 with Cpl. Graham, who continued training and imprinting Ned. Cpl. Graham retired police dog “Ringo” in January 2006 and entered formal Police Dog Training with Ned in January 2006. The course was completed in 20 working days – the average at the time was 65 working days. Cpl. Graham and Ned officially began working operationally as a team at Comox Valley in February 2006.
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