Dogs put their best paws forward in the OPP calendar

The calendar includes 24 photos, with dogs from across the province showcasing their specialty, location and role

OPP dogs put their best paws forward in the seventh annual OPP Canine Unit Calendar, with proceeds going to charity.

The OPP Canine Unit has been supporting front line and specialized policing functions to keep Ontarians safe for over 50 years. Dog handlers and their dogs provide assistance with search and rescue, tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics, and searching for firearms, explosives, and physical evidence.

The calendar includes 24 photos, with dogs from across the province showing their specialty, location and role.

July’s dog, six-year-old Kilo, from London, is seen being lifted onto his handler’s shoulder using the carry method – a move that allows dogs to be carried comfortably over dangerous terrain.

“In March, you’ll meet five-year-old Mane from Orillia, an explosives detection dog who uses his keen sense of smell to identify an explosive device under a vehicle during a training exercise. Finally, prepare get on the water with August’s model, Dance, seven, from Sault Ste. Marie,” a press release read.

All proceeds from the 2023 OPP Canine Unit Calendar go to the OPP Youth Foundation and Friends of the OPP Museum.

Last year’s calendar sales brought in over $42,900. Each calendar costs $15 and can be purchased from the OPP off-duty shop at

Learn more about the OPP Canine Unit by watching the recent live chat featuring a canine trainer and canine demonstration on Twitter or facebook.

The OPP Youth Foundation provides funds to disadvantaged youth across the province of Ontario. The Friends of the Ontario Provincial Police Museum is a voluntary charitable organization that supports, promotes and assists in the preservation of the history of the Ontario Provincial Police.

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