Saanich K9 Team Claims Third Consecutive Title For Overall Canadian Police Canine Championship

Cst. Jon Zielinski and his Canine partner Zeke were once again successful in defending the title of “top dog” in the Canadian Police Canine Championships this past weekend.  The 2014 Canadian Police Canine Championship took place this year in Kelowna, BC.

For the third year in a row, Cst. Zielinski and Zeke were deemed to be the Overall Champions, based on their placing througout the competition.


Photo Credit – S. Tiffin – Black Press


“A three-peat as a Canadian Champion is an exceptional accomplishment” said Saainch Police K9 Unit Supervisor Sgt. Glen Mckenzie.  “Jon works extremely hard at his craft and it is not by accident or good luck that he is the champ.  It speaks highly of Jon’s talent and dedication, our K9 Program, and the tremeandous support we get from our Department”.

Cst. Zielinski and Zeke weren’t the only team from the Saanich Police Department that attended and competed at this years competition.  Cst. Aaron Thompson and his Canine partner Asher also represented, and finished well, leaving a promising future for the K9 program.  Cst. Thompson and Asher came second in Obedience, and had high placements in both the Building and Compound Searches.

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Photo Credit:  Kyle Slavin – Saanich News


“This is a terrific finish for a first  year guy”  Sgt. Mckenzie said.  “It really demonstrates just plain hard work by him”.

Further information about the Canadian Police Canine Championships can be found at:

Further information about the Saanich Police Canine Unit, including information about the history and prior accomplishments of the Unit, can be found at:

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