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Op Ed: Too Few Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Bred in US
December 6, 2022 by AKC Government Relations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued a national terrorism advisory, warning of heightened holiday season threats — at the same time as federal agencies are experiencing a shortage of U.S.-bred dogs trained to detect explosives.

The need for these highly-trained frontline dogs is all too real. “Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the homeland,” the advisory says. Read more. 

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