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Detection Dog Conference Brings Together Leaders to Address Shortage of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
January 4, 2023 by AKC Government Relations

*This article was originally published in the September 2022 Issue of ShowSight Magazine. It is reprinted with permission.

Explosive detection dogs play a crucial role in U.S. safety and security at home and abroad, but unlike other vital national security, the U.S. is importing approximately 85-90% of its bomb dogs. This deficit leaves the U.S. captive to other countries for a key national security input, and begs the question, "Why aren't we relying on U.S. breeders?"

The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to address this and reverse the threat. Read more. 

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