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What kind of dog do policemen use for tracking? Or, what is the best breed of tracking dogs?

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cmarielin

Asked by cmarielin at 9:52 AM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Pets

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  • blood hounds, german shepherds, beagles, basset hounds (hard to train though)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • bloodhounds i think are the best but a lot of diffrent breeds could be used. Hounds tend to have the best nose for the job though.
    Juggalette0327

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 10:07 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Thank you so much! :-)
    cmarielin

    Answer by cmarielin at 10:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Blood Hounds are best for tracking because of their extremely keen sense of smell. But, german shephards are trained as police dogs too.
    lighthousemom3

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 11:17 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • The Belgian Malinois is a superior tracker and used widely in police and search and rescue work. They excel at everything they put their minds too. They are a hard breed and require an educated handler.

    equusvetgal

    Answer by equusvetgal at 3:50 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Bloodhounds, Malinois, Turvurens, Bassets, Coonhounds (blue ticks and redbone), and of course, the German Shepherd.
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 10:28 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • All of the above posters mentioned great breeds of dogs that are used for tracking, but most police dogs are also used to regular police work (narc, take down, etc.) If you are looking for a dog to do *TRACKING ONLY* stick with bloodhounds.

    Can I ask what exactly you plan on doing? Maybe we can point you in the right direction. It seems like you are very new to this since you are asking a very basic question.
    Kauna

    Answer by Kauna at 8:05 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

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