The 2023 Police Dog Trust calendar is now on sale and the paw-fect Christmas gift idea.
Back by popular demand, the calendar includes 43 show-stopping images of Police German Shepherds and labradors captured by Police forensic photographers from across the country.
Making history as the first detector dog team to grace the calendar’s cover are Tāmaki Makaurau’s Arc and handler Senior Constable Shep Shepherd, thanks to Constable Joy Zhang’s beautiful photo of them sharing a beachside moment (main photo).
Inside, it’s hard not to smile at Senior Constable Jane Dunn’s winning image of young labrador floof, Guya, in flight, as well as lots of other pups at play. There are plenty of great action shots of patrol dogs from different operational and training environments too.
And if a monthly dose of new doggy delights isn’t enough, there’s a bonus double-sided A3 poster to enjoy all year round and beyond.
On one side, Tauranga patrol dog Chip is poised and ready for action, as captured by Senior Constable Jane Dunn. On the other, you’ll find Senior Constable Karl Bevin’s creative set-up to show a whole new side to Tāmaki Makaurau patrol dog Iwa.
Inspector Todd Southall, National Coordinator Police Dogs, says the 2023 Police Dog Trust calendar is another stunner, reflecting the talents, creativity and patience of our ‘pupperazzi’.
“The calendar isn’t possible without the support from those behind the lens, and the many fans who recognise the end product makes a pawfect Christmas gift,” he said.
This year’s calendar will have a limited print run, so get in quick. The calendars are $20 each and available through The Cop Shop. Shipping is $5-$9 for up to nine calendars, or free on online orders over $200. For international orders email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the calendars sales will go toward the New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust, which helps give extra support to Police dog breeding, research and development programmes, over and above New Zealand Police’s investment in the Police Dog Section.