MEET Carter - the loveable pooch raised in Balsall Common and now ready for a glittering career with West Midlands Police.
He has emerged as top dog in the force’s Pup Idol competition. Over the past few months, the search for new police dogs has been recorded on video and posted on the internet.
In just a few short months, viewers have seen the German Shepherd go from a cuddly pup to an animal almost ready to become a fully-fledged police dog.
To catch up with the latest episode of Pup Idol go to www.west-midlands.police.uk/pupidol/