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Old 04.12.2015, 17:56
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Adopting ex police or military dogs

I found this site northumbria police and you can adopt ex police dogs in the uk, it sounds kind of fun to me.

I mean just look at Ruby and Nell!




Is this even possible in Switzerland?
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Well, not all dogs can serve in Police, same as not every person can do that... It's good they find home for them.
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Great fun taking them for a walk around Zurich: they would probably smell cocaine on every 3rd person and jump them!
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Great fun taking them for a walk around Zurich: they would probably smell cocaine on every 3rd person and jump them!
Just keep him away from the banking district
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

A dog that can find drugs for me? Sounds like a solid investment! A bit like a truffle hunting pig, but less seasonal...
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Apart from the fun of spotting suppliers and users,

~ retired police dogs ~
'old not obsolete'

might make a nice sign for the front gate

someone is now the lucky owner of Stan

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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Some British Military dogs are ones that have been rejected by the police because this are "too enthusiastic" in the use of their jaws. They only obey their handler and in Colchester barracks before they take them out of their cage there is the general call. "Dog coming out" and every one gets out off the way. They are usually put down rather than returning to the UK from the "Theaters of War" I hope they are not giving them to the general public and if so that none of them find their way to my end of Basel.They are trained to bring men down but doubt if they are too fussy once they are off the mark.
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

I think its safe to say they rehome rehomeable dogs and there are certainly dogs that are not ex military or police that will take a bite you if you trespass on the owners property, best not to do that then?
Choose a cat owners property to burgle, I hear among their other qualities like biting and scratching those nearest and dearest, blinding kids by pooping in their sand pits, they are particularly good at watching a burgler walk away with stuff.
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Just found this

Swiss Police Dogs Facebook
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That would have kept the ****** that crapped on my lawn out of the garden last night. (OMG I have liked a CathHarmony post. Not good for my street cred).
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That would have kept the ****** that crapped on my lawn out of the garden last night. (OMG I have liked a CathHarmony post. Not good for my street cred).
You may just have selected the Friday thread for this week.
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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

From what I understand, most military or police dog handlers keep their dogs as family dogs once they retire from active service, but I may be wrong.
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From what I understand, most military or police dog handlers keep their dogs as family dogs once they retire from active service, but I may be wrong.

It was certainly the case of the police dog handler who gave me and my dog our compulsory training lessons. He had a new recruit but his previous dog was enjoying his retired life with his family.
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From what I understand, most military or police dog handlers keep their dogs as family dogs once they retire from active service, but I may be wrong.
Prior to 2000, the future for retired US military dogs deployed overseas was rather bleak. However 'Robby's Law' changed that, and now if I understand correctly the US military tries to rehome all the military dogs it considers safe to do so. Preference is given to the soldier handler or his/her family, then to law enforcement, then to the general population.

Another step forward has been made with a bill passed in congress this year (which I think has now been signed into law, must check on that) that requires dogs suitable for rehoming to first to be repatriated then retired. Seems like splitting hairs, but in years past if the dog was retired while overseas it was then no longer military and so not eligible for assistance with the cost of repatriation. It was left to the public (often spearheaded by the soldier handler or family) to raise the very expensive cost of repatriation.

See the 'Save A Vet' site for more information on retired military dogs:
http://www.save-a-vet.org/d7/adopt

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On another related note - a charity that I very much admire is Nowzad Dogs:

http://www.nowzad.com/about/

Started when a Royal Marine sergeant befriended a stray in Afghanistan. While these dogs are local strays, not military, many have unofficially provided comfort to soldiers deployed there - and knowing what lay in store for these dogs when their tour was up, soldiers and their families tried to bring some of these dogs home to the UK. The charity has grown, now providing veterinary care and rescue facilities as well as helping to find homes for these dogs. There is now a US arm of Nowzad Dogs as well.
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That would have kept the ****** that crapped on my lawn out of the garden last night. (OMG I have liked a CathHarmony post. Not good for my street cred).
You care what people think?

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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

This came through my feed a day with police type stuff, police dog shows too.

https://www.facebook.com/Polizeihund...0764989001439/

"Die Kantonspolizei St.Gallen präsentiert sich mit unzähligen Abteilungen in Schmerikon. Es erwarten Sie interessante Vorführungen, Informationen, Unterhaltung, Spass für die Kinder und vieles mehr. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!"

Looks like the police dog show is at

"Polizeihundevorführung in Schmerikon SG am 03.09.2016 10:30 Uhr/13:45 Uhr:"

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I like watching them in action. respect!

They seem to do similar things in the states too. Here is a ventura county k9 unit wine dine k9 event

Looks like you can be a perp and the dogs will track and attack.

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From Ventura Countys k9 Facebook page
"From hard surface tracking, narcotics detection, to suspect apprehension, our K9 partners do it all! Many suspects simply surrender when our K9 partners arrive on scene!"

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Re: Adopting ex police or military dogs

Is this possible? I have dreamed of taking care of a retired police or military dog. I am a single women who lives alone and therefore I could pamper it tremendously
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Is this possible? I have dreamed of taking care of a retired police or military dog. I am a single women who lives alone and therefore I could pamper it tremendously
Before I get into the subject, do you have experience handling dogs trained to military or police work? Or other working dog experience? If you gave us a little bit more information about your experience as a dog owner to date, the types of dogs you have trained and lived with, we could perhaps better advise you.

ETA: Also, a bit about your housing situation would help. Do you have a private fenced-in (or fence-able) garden? It helps to know, as some types of service dogs would have specific accomodation requirements.

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Great fun taking them for a walk around Zurich: they would probably smell cocaine on every 3rd person and jump them!
Not so in Australia, the dog would be looking for fruits.
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