Name these new bloodhound deputies in Santa Rosa County

Northwest Florida
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MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) – The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its two newest deputies on Tuesday, and they just might be the cutest.

The sheriff’s office held a news conference to announce a contest to name two new bloodhounds. 

One is a boy, and the other is a girl. The sheriff’s office hopes to name the pair by Friday.

“They don’t look like it right now, but in another few months, criminals are going to hate these guys,” Sheriff Bob Johnson said.

According to Sheriff Johnson, the dogs will strictly be used to track people. That’s in contrast to other K9s which are also trained to sniff out drugs and attack suspects.

Sheriff Johnson says the Florida Department of Corrections normally does the bloodhound work in Santa Rosa County, but they will no longer have to once these two new pups are up to speed.

The dogs were bred by the Alabama Department of Corrections, the sheriff said.

Two members of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office bought the bloodhounds and donated them to the agency, so no taxpayer dollars were spent, according to Sheriff Johnson.

In order to enter the contest, people will need to submit their names for the dogs on the department’s Facebook page by midnight Thursday.

The winner of the contest will get to spend some time with the dogs, and they’ll also take home a prize.

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