A dog has been man’s best friend for centuries! Which ultimately makes them the most loyal of companions that frankly tops both human and animal species. I mean you won’t find a pet like a lizard or a rabbit that loyal. Best Police Dogs!
Best Police Dogs
There are over 100 or more species and breeds of dogs in the world. Let us look at some of the best police dog breeds that were almost born to be on the force. These K9 pals are aren’t your ordinary average dog when it’s on the force. As they are forced to be in the line of duty along with their police officers by their side.
It would be highly appropriate to present the “cop dogs”! With a shining accolade of honor since they are remarkable animals that can do some of the greatest of things. Even some talented humans wouldn’t be able to. Let alone being brave enough to serve on the Police Force all over the globe.
You might spot a Labrador Retriever working with his airport security partner at an airport, sniffing bags. You might see them training in a field or near a building. Whatever the scenario, it is clear that this dog is focused. He follows his nose, listens to commands, and gets the job done.
A Labrador Retriever can do more than retrieve toys from the yard. He can join the police force. His intelligence, energy, and build make him an excellent partner for the men and women in blue. Protecting your community, a Lab is part of the force, often called Police K9.
The Boxer has a long history of service to mankind as a police dog. War dog and service dog. In its homeland, the Boxer was one of the original breeds accepted for police work. Additionally, the Boxer’s service in Germany during World War I and World War II was virtually unparaleled.
Although traditionally not as popular as other breeds for working purposes. Hundreds of Boxers served during the war years. They were not only guard and patrol dogs, but also messenger dogs. A job that required negotiating mud-slickened. Shell-shocked ground during heavy fire to carry messages between troops. The Boxer also transported communications wires. Wearing a spool of wire that unwound as the dog ran between limits on the battlefield.
The Dutch Shepherd (Hollandse Herder) is a true working dog. Medium in size, fiercely loyal to its pack. Highly intelligent and independent, yet totally trustworthy and reliable. It’s coat is black with streaks of grey or gold, enough to intimidate and ward off any predators.
They are as intelligent as the German Shepherd but faster and more versatile. A famous breeder once said “They Have the Drive of the Belgian Malinois with the Sense of the German Shepherd”. They are used as police and family protection dogs because of their stable nerves. Courage, determination and loyalty to its handler and pack.
GSDs are much more resiliant to corrections in training. Handler errors in training, and repetitive training. Most K9 officers are not dog people and have no clue about dog training until they get onto the unit. Such novice handlers are better suited to a dog like the GSD. Where they can make mistakes and the dog will “forgive” them. Vs. the Rottweiler who is less forgiving.
I mean “forgiving” not in assigning human emotions to the dog. But in terms of the dog’s reactions to the handler,same situation in which the error was made. Nail a Rottweiler with an unfair correction, he’ll remember it and let you know. Do the same for a GSD and you may get a momentary reaction, but not a lasting impression.