Apr 3, 2012

Police Dogs

Police DogsPolice Dogs (or often called the K-9 dogs) are specially trained dogs to help police and law enforcement personnel in performing their jobs. The most common type of dog and most popularly used are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

Some breeds are used to enforce public order by chasing a suspect, detain suspects threat, or by a method known as 'bark and hold'. German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois are the most commonly used because of their ability. However, other dog breeds also contributed, such as Rottweilers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, and the American Pit Bull Terrier.

The Usual job that can be done by a police dog are: enforcement of public order, detection of illicit substances, tracking, and looking for the body. In fact, there are some police forces that use only one type of dog to each task. Here is a list of dog breeds that are used as auxiliary police forces:

  • Dogo Argentino (protect the officer, attack dog, bomb sniffing, sniffing drugs, sniffing food)
  • German Shepherd (protect the officer, attack dog, tracking, searching for drugs, finding the evidence)
  • Belgian Malinois (protect the officer, attack dog)
  • Boxer (protect the officer, attack dog)
  • Labrador Retriever (bomb sniffing, sniffing drugs)
  • Doberman Pinscher (protect the officer, attack dog)
  • Beagle (bomb sniffing, sniffing drugs, sniffing food)
  • Rottweiler (protect the officer, attack dog)

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