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Morton County Sheriff’s office introduced its newest and furriest member

Major "Teddy" Hugz
Major "Teddy" Hugz

The Morton County sheriff’s office introduced its newest and furriest member, a nine-week-old goldendoodle who will soon be a therapy K9 for the county. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier revealed the puppy’s name and gender.

"So we know its a boy and his name is Major Hugz. It goes, his first name is Major and his nickname is "Teddy." So, here I'll introduce to you Major Hugz."

Deputy David Tomlinson is Major’s handler and a school resource officer.

"This dog is going to be a great asset for me working in the schools. Students who experience trauma or abuse are definitely going to benefit from this K9 as well as kids that are having a rough day and just need their happy endorphins enhanced to make them get through the day. We are also looking forward to partnering with our child advocacy groups also just engaging with the public in public events with the K9."

Major plans to give and receive some major hugs as a therapy K9 after he and his handler finish months of training.