Children and Dogs Work Together to Free the World of Landmines

Bianca of Kingston, N. H., is one of those ordinary sixth-graders who loves her dog; in her case, a Bouvier des Flandres named Bear. “He looks like a teddy bear, ” she says. But this 11-year-old girl’s love for her Read More …

Melton military dog shortlisted for national award

A military dog based at Melton credited with saving the lives of ‘countless’ soldiers by detecting explosive devices during a long career serving in war zones has been shortlisted for a special national award. VROOM, a Melton military dog who Read More …

Officers’ “partners in crime” from all over the nation train in Dothan

Teaching a dog a new trick is one thing, but training one to help officers find missing people, apprehend fugitives, and detect drugs is another. To improve these skills, the Dothan Police Department is holding its Annual K-9 Seminar for Read More …

US Takes Back 10 ‘Antiterrorism Assistance’ Dogs From Morocco

The US Department of State has taken back 10 “antiterrorism assistance” dogs from Morocco, announced the US Office of the Inspector General (OIG). “In August 2019, 10 [Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance] canines were repossessed from Morocco because the dogs were not Read More …

The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals died

The US has made the decision to temporarily stop sending explosive-detection dogs to Jordan and Egypt after discovering that a lot of the animals had died as a result of poor treatment, a report from the Department of State’s Office Read More …

Colombian troops airlift army sniffer dog to hospital after it is bitten by a snake while searching for explosives

The troops, from the Hercules task force, had been investigating a coca crop and Luna was there to detect any mines or explosives set up by a drug gang to deter the authorities, according to local reports. Luna was sniffing Read More …

Discover the spray used by Belgian police to train specialist dogs at airports

The explosive TATP has been used in several deadly terrorist attacks over the past two decades, which is why it is important that police are able to detect it. But the substance is extremely dangerous to handle, making it difficult Read More …

Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

As of 2016, the US military counted over 1,740 military working dogs among its ranks. At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the military breeds its own sleek puppies—mainly German shepherds and Belgian Malinois—who are groomed for military service Read More …