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Explosives Detection Dog

An Explosives, Firearms and Munitions Detection dog is capable of locating samples of a range of explosives, from PE4 (C4) to firearm ammunition, as per the service requirement.  Agencies may, for example, require a detection dog to provide a sweep of a sporting venue, or screen aeroplane passengers, or even to investigate imported cargo.  The indication and search patterns, therefore, would be tailored to the client's end use.

Explosive detection dogs should be driven, have high levels of concentration, energy and be agile and controllable.  Most agencies worldwide use gun-dog breeds, such as the English Springer Spaniel, Labrador or German Shorthaired Pointer, however, other breeds such as the Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) are beginning to find favour.