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New maremma needs a name

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Warrnambool’s newest maremma guardian dog needs a name, with members of the public invited to send in their suggestions.

The four-month-old puppy began her training in September and is based at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

The public helped name another new maremma earlier this year. Following 750 suggestions and 1700 votes on 10 shortlisted names, Amor was named after passionate environmentalist John Amor.

The new puppy, along with recently arrived Amor, will eventually take over the mantle of guardians of Middle Island’s penguin colony from Eudy and Tula.

“The new puppy is settling in nicely, but she’s getting to an age where she definitely needs a name,” said Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Manager Nicholas O’Callaghan.

“We had such a great response when naming our last puppy, so I’m eager to see what suggestions people come up with this time.

“These dogs are the community’s dogs. They’re working to protect the local penguin colony for all of us, so it’s only fitting that the community helps to name them.”

The format will be the same as the last naming competition. Once all of the name suggestions have been submitted, a shortlist will be chosen, with a public vote to follow.

Whoever comes up with the winning name will win one night of accommodation at the Lighthouse Lodge at Flagstaff Hill, two tickets to the Shipwrecked Sound and Light Show, dinner for two adults at Clovelly Restaurant, breakfast for two adults at Pippies by the Bay Restaurant and a special meet the maremma session.

Suggested names for the puppy can be submitted at

Entries close on November 30

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