Russian police train corgis for K-9 unit

The small breed will assist in police work


By PoliceOne Staff

MOSCOW — Russian police will train Welsh corgis to serve as K-9s, Newsweek reported.

The head of Moscow’s K-9 unit, Elena Haikova, told the news site the force has already planned training a batch of pups to compare them with other medium sized breeds.

“It is not certain that they will be able to join the ranks of service dogs, but even if they don’t the experiment will be interesting for everyone,” she told the publication.

The breed’s height might be efficient in sniffing out contraband in tight spaces and search for bombs.

“They still need to grow, be trained and undergo every test,” Haikova said. “The dogs may buckle under the workload.”

The plan is to have the dogs on patrol by next year.

 

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