India: Kerala Police Introduces 4 Jack Russell Terrier Dogs In Its K9 Unit; Why It’s Significant

Kerala Police has introduced four Jack Russell terrier dogs to its K9 unit. This breed of dog is known for its excellent bomb-detecting and drug-sniffing abilities. They will undergo training for nine months before being inducted into service.

Speaking to Republic, South Zone IG P Prakash said, “For the first time in the Kerala Police K-9 squad, we are introducing a new breed called the Jack Russell terrier. I believe this is the first time in India that any state police is using this breed. This is a small breed of dogs, used particularly in western countries, for explosive and narcotics detection. Therefore, we have brought four puppies.” The puppies are currently two-and-half years old. Out of the four dogs, two will be trained for explosive detection and two others for narcotic sniffing.

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Source: Republic