Dog breeds that work with police, government agencies and rescue workers are typically smart, strong, brave, exhibit excellent stamina and are fearlessly loyal to their handlers. These pawmazing pups are willing to enter dangerous environments and claustrophobic conditions. While breeds like German Shepherds and Bull Terriers are obvious choices, some of the other breeds used may surprise you. Nations all over the world utilize canines for security, detective work, bomb- and drug-sniffing, and search-and-rescue. Helping to keep order in prisons and crowd control during protests and riots, dogs are relied upon to restrain their aggression while providing a menacing presence. Here are the top canine breeds used in police work throughout the world.
Arguably the best-known examples of police dogs, German Shepherds have both positive and negative reputations depending on who they work for and how they're used. Highly trainable, they will enter burning buildings or jump into flooded rivers when ordered. Furbulous guard dogs, their loud barking alerts their handlers to danger or prey and their simple presence is an effective deterrent to crime and violence.