What is a dual purpose K9?

What is a dual purpose K9?

A dual purpose dog is trained for either patrol and narcotics detection or patrol and explosives detection. Acquiring a K9 police dog that can do two jobs is a cost–effective move for smaller law enforcement departments with budget constraints.

What is a single purpose K9?

Generally, a single-purpose dog (patrol dog, narcotics dog, tracking dog, bomb dog, explosive detection, drug detection, cadaver detection) that has one task to perform will excel at that task if he/she has been properly selected and properly trained for that task.

What is a Knpv Malinois?

KNPV is a term associated with the titles of Dutch working dogs. In our opinion it is the undisputed king of dog training for real world scenarios. Our dogs come from Holland. In addition all of the dogs sold by Wolfsbane K9 are Belgian Malinois. KNPV Certification is the hardest and most rigorous test of a dog.

How much is K 9?

The price of a fully-trained protection dog ranges between $30,000 and $80,000, with the average sale price around $50,000 says Holley. But that price can go much higher if the dog comes from a pedigreed bloodline, or is an award winner.

Can Bomb dogs also be drug dogs?

Detection dogs are not only used to sniff out drugs and explosives but can also be used for a number of other operations.

What are the advantages of canine patrol?

A K9s keen sense of smell helps them to detect items that a human officer might miss, especially drugs and bombs. With training, K9s can even sniff out drugs that are sealed in plastic. K9s can also be used to search for flammables and explosives.

Are Dutch Shepherds better than Malinois?

Both breeds can trace their roots back to herding cattle and sheep, but Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherds serve other purposes in modern society. Belgian Malinois are described as a confident, smart and hardworking breed, while Dutch Shepherds are considered intelligent, lively and athletic.

What is a unicorn Malinois?

Pure-Bred Belgian Malinois Genetics. A Unicorn – the definition that only serious dog trainers understand. It’s the label thrown at dogs that check every single box from sociability, trainability, prey-drive, defense-drive, health, OFA-certs, and lastly looks.

How do officers get selected to become a K9 handler?

Steps to Becoming a K9 Officer Apply for an open police officer or law enforcement position. Undergo a background investigation and be fingerprinted. Take and pass a polygraph test. Take and pass a series of physical fitness tests.

How much does a gun sniffing dog cost?

Police departments typically spend about $15,000 to $25,000 in the first year to buy, equip, train and certify a detection dog, Ferland said. The following years are cheaper and a typical working career for such a dog is about eight years, he said.