sniffer dog


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A dog trained to identify by scent certain contraband materials—e.g., firearms, explosives, gypsy moths, chemicals used in arson, plants, currency/cash, illicit drugs, polycarbonate optical disks—bootleg DVDs—human remains, plant and animal tissues, etc.

sniffer dog

one trained to detect the presence of specified materials, usually drugs or explosives, by smell. The dogs can be of any breed.
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And in June the sniffer dog company were awarded a highly sought after contract to provide live body detection dog teams to help detect illegal immigrants heading to the UK from French ports.
EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY Dixie the sniffer dog with her latest offering of bootleg DVDs
SNIFFER dogs and specialist teams have been used to search an area of scrubland close to where Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal seven years ago.
At the Calgary Greyhound bus terminal, a trained sniffer dog detected a large quantity of illegal drugs in Kang-Brown's bag.
February 16, 2013 (JUBA) -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has involved eight sniffer dogs to enable it protect civilians affected by the two-month conflict that hit the nation.
Sniffer dog George then followed his nose to find a stash of cannabis, along with other drugs equipment and mobile phones.
Summary: Visitors to the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) have been enthralled by live shows by police sniffer dogs organised by Abu Dhabi Police.
As well as using sniffer dogs, Border Force officers use heartbeat detectors, carbon dioxide probes and physical searches to find people hiding in vehicles.
POLICE have employed a sniffer dog to raid buses in Coventry after complaints about passengers smoking cannabis.
On August 12, sniffer dog Max discovered pounds 28,000 in pounds 50 notes hidden inside video cassette cases in a briefcase of a passenger bound for Yemen who about to board a connecting flight to Dubai.
Hong Kong's Security Secretary Ambrose Lee on Tuesday criticized the Tokyo Customs after its officer planted a pack of cannabis in the luggage of a Hong Kong traveler arriving at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Sunday to test a sniffer dog.