A litter of six puppies have been named after the main characters in the hit TV series 'Friends' to mark 25 years since the West Midlands Police dog section was started- and since the sitcom hit our screens.

The German Shepherd puppies were born in November 2019 - three girls and three boys named: Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Joey and Chandler.

The German Shepherd puppies were born in November 2019. Credit: West Midlands Police
Ross is pictured with a toy dinosaur- like his palaeontologist namesake Credit: West Midlands Police

The puppies have now gone their new homes with approved volunteer puppy fosterers.

The Friends litter will begin their journey through West Midlands Police's structured Puppy Development Programme.

Puppy Rachel is seen with shopping bags like the fashion conscious Rachel Green. Credit: West Midlands Police

"The dog section is a proud part of WMP history and an integral part of operational policing.

Dave Raymond, Head of the Puppy Development Programme, West Midlands Police
Puppy Joey enjoys a toy cupcake. Credit: West Midlands Police