Police dog handlers welcome new recruits

POLICE dog handlers have welcomed a clutch of cute new recruits.

German shepherd PD Izzy gave birth to eight healthy pups in late December — four male and four female.

The dogs were born under the South Yorkshire Police puppy-breeding scheme, set up in 2007.

Now eight weeks old, the two furry foursomes will soon take their first steps outside and begin exploring the world.

They will soon be paired to their puppy walkers and will begin their journey on the force’s training programme.

PD Izzy has previously had a litter of 12 pups, who now work in Norfolk, Humberside, the West Midlands, the prison service and even Gibraltar.