Q40: I want to offer a dog to the police service, what breed / age of dogs do you accept?
There are two types of police dogs in service, a general-purpose dog and a drug detection dog.
The general-purpose dogs are mainly German Shepherds and some Belgian Shepherds with the drug detection dogs being mainly Springer Spaniels. There are also explosives dogs, which are Border Collies and Spaniels. The best age for offering a dog is between 12 months and 24 months.
Other breeds of dogs are used for other purposes and it is advisable to contact the Dog Unit at your local police force via 101 for more details.