Andy Murray took some time out from training for Wimbledon glory to spend time with five pint-sized puppies training to become sniffer dogs for the Metropolitan Police Service.
The gorgeous six-week-old cocker spaniel pups, who were on only their second outing in training, ran rings around the 2013 champion haring after tennis balls and nibbling his fingers and shoe laces.
As part of his role as a global ambassador for the WWF Murray is supporting the training of sniffer dogs to crack down on poaching in Nepal, while the Metropolitan Police Service’s sniffer dogs play a valuable role at The Championships each year.
Murray said: “Sniffer dogs do an incredible job whether it’s keeping us safe and secure here at Wimbledon, or fighting wildlife crime in Nepal.
“WWF’s conservation work supports these dedicated and talented animals and trainers to help protect some of the most iconic, yet threatened, species on our planet.
“I’m really hoping that whilst I battle it out on the court this summer people will join the battle to help fight the global problem of wildlife crime.”
Image and video courtesy of Wimbledon via YouTube, with thanks