22 Facts You Should Know About K9G;
We’ve shown you before how cute K-9 dogs are when they’re purely formal, but sometimes K-9 dogs perform not-so-cute tasks. They’ve been used in law enforcement for centuries, and they also perform many tasks and tasks that even their human counterparts can’t accomplish and performs the service.
To prove our thesis, we’ve compiled a list of 22 surprising facts you need to know about K9 dogs. Some of them may surprise you!
For example; did you know that?
- 1 About K9G
- 2 3- The first K-9 breed was the German Shepherd.
- 3 4- Each K9G Dog's career only lasts about 6 to 8 years.
- 4 5- K9G Dogs can distinguish identical twins.
- 5 6- A K9G Dog's sense of smell is at least 10 times sharper than ours
- 6 7- A K9G Dog can smell a human buried 3.66 meters depth.
- 7 8- K9G Dogs can search a area 4X faster with much higher accuracy than humans.
- 8 9- K9G Dogs identify objects, first by smell, then by sound, and then by silhouette.
- 9 10- K9G Dogs alert their trainers in different ways when they find an object.
- 10 11- K9G Dogs keep billion-dollar drugs off our streets.
- 11 12- K9G Dog training takes about 10 weeks.
- 12 13- Many K9G dogs are bred in europe.
- 13 14- K-9 Dogs perform tracking, narcotic detection, explosive detection, cadaver detection and public inspection.
- 14 15- K-9 Dogs train daily and twice a month, in groups, with their trainers to maintain their talent.
- 15 16- Recently, K9G Dogs are neing trained to reveal illegal data on external memory, USB drives and other technological products.
- 16 17- A K-9 Dog costs roughly $15,000 to train and recruit.
- 17 18- K9G Dogs live with their trainers on duty and in retirement.
- 18 19- K9G Dogs compete against each other and win prizes.
- 19 20- Some K9G dogs have their own trading card!
- 20 21- K-9 Dogs can be masculine or feminine.
- 21 22- Some K-9 dogs come from animal shelters.
1- Greeks, Persians, Babylonians, and Assyrians were the first Cultures to Use K9 Dogs in Policing.
Even ancient groups used animals as “Guard Dogs” for search and rescue.
2- K9G Dogs were first used in New York in 1907.
The New York Police Department’s first K9G Dogs unit was called “Patrol Squad 1” as known as K9 Officer.
3- The first K-9 breed was the German Shepherd.
These dogs were used in World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. German shepherd dogs are a historical breed well known for their size, superior intelligence and work ethic.
The second most common K9G dog breed is the Belgian Malinoi. These dogs are similar to German shepherd dogs, but smaller and more flamboyant. They are all imported from Europe, where they are used to herd sheep. These dogs are well known for their endurance, speed, intelligence and strength.
Other K9G dog breeds are the Greyhound, Akita and Belgian Shepherd Dog.
4- Each K9G Dog's career only lasts about 6 to 8 years.
These dogs are usually not on active duty for longer than this date. There are also dogs who have been actively fighting crime for 10 years, but it is very rare.
5- K9G Dogs can distinguish identical twins.
Identical twins are quite difficult to distinguish, even for families. “Identical Egg” may not be the appropriate term, and they show relatively unique features in their genes that allow them to have different fingerprints. These small differences are difficult for people to see because we only use our eyes.
Researchers have discovered that their trained dogs can tell differences between identical twins using their noses.
6- A K9G Dog's sense of smell is at least 10 times sharper than ours
Almost everyone knows that dogs have a better sense of smell than we do, but do you know why? Dogs breathe through their noses, a valve separates the incoming air. The other part of the air goes to the scent sensors, while the rest goes to the respiratory tract. They have the special parts of the nose with every function. Humans have only 1 function of the nose.
In simple terms, “10,000 times sharp” means that they smell in ways we can never smell. For example; If we are given a cup of coffee and there is a teaspoon of sugar in it, we can smell it. A dog can smell a teaspoon of sugar in millions of gallons of water.
7- A K9G Dog can smell a human buried 3.66 meters depth.
8- K9G Dogs can search a area 4X faster with much higher accuracy than humans.
While people search rooms with their hands and eyes, a dog’s nose detects things we would never find.
9- K9G Dogs identify objects, first by smell, then by sound, and then by silhouette.
10- K9G Dogs alert their trainers in different ways when they find an object.
When K9G Dog finds an item, it gives one of two kinds of warnings.
When a dog finds drugs by smell, it claws where it smells first. This is called aggressive warning. This lets the trainer know the drugs are there; even if the dog thinks it’s a toy (more on that later)
If a dog is looking for bombs, pawing the ground can be very dangerous. This is why dogs are taught passive warnings. There are many types of these warnings, but dogs often sit when they smell bombs.
11- K9G Dogs keep billion-dollar drugs off our streets.
On June 25, 2014, IOL NEWS AGENCY reported that one of the largest drug busts of all time was carried out by a K9G Team. Using dogs, authorities were diverted to a major drug lab containing more than $10 billion in heroin.
These dogs are true crime fighters!
“How do these dogs find these drugs?” You must be wondering.
12- K9G Dog training takes about 10 weeks.
Dogs first receive basic obedience training. All commands must be followed without hesitation. This way, the authorities make sure that the dog will never act out of control and hurt another person.
13- Many K9G dogs are bred in europe.
Most commands are given in Dutch (Dutch). In this case, although there are many beliefs that it is done so that the average human cannot command, the real reason is that many dogs are imported from the Netherlands. Almost all dogs have already learned most of their commands in Dutch, so learning a new language will be pointless and difficult.
The other step of dog training is endurance and agility. All dogs jump off walls and climb stairs.
They are also accustomed to city life, so they are never nervous.
14- K-9 Dogs perform tracking, narcotic detection, explosive detection, cadaver detection and public inspection.
Have you ever wondered how K9G Dogs are trained to look for drugs? Looks like all my dog can find is food and dead animals!
K9G dogs can find drugs. Because these dogs see drugs as their favorite toys. One of the most common toys is the white towel, which is also used in tug-of-war games. The trainer allows the dog to play with the towel for a while before the smell of the towel changes. A few weeks later, the trainer puts the towel inside the towel. Places marijuana (drugs). When the dog is looking for a toy, he associates the smell of the towel with its appearance. The trainer does this training with other drugs, as well as common chemicals in bombs.
Dogs learn that they can play with their toys if they reveal these goals. After that, the 10-week training ends.
15- K-9 Dogs train daily and twice a month, in groups, with their trainers to maintain their talent.
Training a K9G Dog actually never ends. They often learn new techniques and skills.
16- Recently, K9G Dogs are neing trained to reveal illegal data on external memory, USB drives and other technological products.
On July 8, 2014, the Huffington Post reported the first dog-assisted search for computer equipment. Authorities have to be careful because not every computer drive contains illegal material on it. Dogs are used to finding drives hidden too far from the mainframe.
Miraculously, the K9G dog has located a USB drive containing child pornography. This drive was hidden 4 layers deep inside a tin can placed in a metal cabinet. Wow!
17- A K-9 Dog costs roughly $15,000 to train and recruit.
Most dogs are bought and trained to catch criminals associated with drug trafficking.
18- K9G Dogs live with their trainers on duty and in retirement.
Instructor; Responsible for feeding, grooming and caring for the dog. Authorities often treat dogs as their own pets.
19- K9G Dogs compete against each other and win prizes.
Some dogs have even become famous from these competitions.
20- Some K9G dogs have their own trading card!
The next time you see the K9G Dog, be sure to ask your trainer for a trading card!
21- K-9 Dogs can be masculine or feminine.
Both masculine and feminine are excellent K9G Dogs!
22- Some K-9 dogs come from animal shelters.
A good dog for scent perception is available from a wide variety of places. Shelters, private homes and adoption agencies can provide excellent dogs that love to work.