K-9 Interview | Readers’ Questions Answered #4

K9

CAROLINE CASH:

How long do most dogs serve as a K9?

 

LT. E. RODRIGUE:

Most dogs work to between eight and ten years of age, depending on their health.

 

SHERRY TROOP:

What other breeds of dogs are used besides shepherds? Are some breeds better suited for the job or is it the personality of the particular dog?

 

LT. E. RODRIGUE:

Belgium Malionois, Dutch Shepared, Labrador Retriever are some of your most popular.  I have seen some mixed breeds out work any pure breed dog.

 

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One thought on “K-9 Interview | Readers’ Questions Answered #4

  1. If you consider the cost, the training, and the working life, police dogs are expensive! But it also sounds like they’re unique and simply can’t be replaced by anything else. I’m glad we have the option to use them.

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