Dog Breeds Best for Detection

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Dog Breeds Best for Detection

Types of Dog Breeds that Know How to Sniff Out Crime

When it’s time to uncover a crime, dogs can be an important essence to solving the puzzle. Cadaver dogs, also known as human remains detection dogs (HDR), are the breeds that are trained to sniff out the odor of deceased bodies with their high-drive focus, smelling sense and the ability to endure hours of work.

While being a type of breed doesn’t simply make the dog a crime-fighting hound, a bit of training can help certain kind of breeds play a role in successfully sniff out a crime. Below is a list of the sharpest, most intelligent and hardworking dogs that are perfect used in K9 detection services and police work:

1. American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier is an athletic, strong and brave breed that can handle a large amount of work that relates to hours of searching and rescue operations.

2. Beagle

The Beagle is a breed that has a strong sense of smell and can detect any smell from a far distance.

3. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois is a breed that have endless amount of energy. The dogs in the breed are hyper-active, intelligent and hard-working, which makes them the perfect candidate for being a part of military and police forces, across the globe.

4. Border Collie

The Border Collie is a type of breed that observes intelligence and obedience towards its owner, making it an excellent furry-shield as a guard dog.

5. Bloodhound

The Bloodhound, as the name suggests is a breed that can smell the scent of human flesh from a long distance. In the past, they were used to track people or run-away criminals.

6. Coonhound

In total, the Coonhound has six types of breeds, which are trained to track and scan certain kinds of smell, making them great partners for tracking human remains.

7. English Springer Spaniel

The English springer spaniel, or “sniffer dogs” are hired for doing a wide variety of work that includes search and rescue, as well as other tasks.

8. German Shepard

The German Shepherd is a breed which is commonly trained to track certain type of smells and are well-known are their sharp sense of smell, loyalty and determination.

9. German Short Haired Pointer

In the past, the German short-haired pointer was used to track waterfowl and due to its level of intelligence, the dog has an independent sense of working ability.

10. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are a great choice for search and rescue operations, mainly due to their eagerness, intelligence, and friendly attitude.

11. Labrador Retriever

While the Labrador Retrievers are most commonly trained for Search and Rescue tasks, they are also in charge of various other operations that also include detective and police work.

12. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Unlike other breeds, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever’s ability of high-intelligence, working-drive, intelligence, and sense of smell contributes largely towards police work and other skillful operations.

13. Rough Collie

The Rough Collie’s eagerness towards work has earned it the title of a hard-working and efficient dog.

14. Smooth Collie

A Smooth Collie is a variation of the Rough Collie breed that is a wonderful partner for Search and Rescue operations, especially in hot climate locations.

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