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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IT's just 15 days left to go and bosses at Flintshire-based sniffer dog firm Wagtail UK say "everyday is just like Christmas" for their highly skilled pooches.
The new fleet of 14 sniffer dogs will be deputed in seven tiger states-Madhya Pradesh,Assam,Uttarakhand,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu,Jharkhand and Karnataka.
Twenty-eight sniffer dogs already work in the system.
At knee-height, the panel was not visible, but the sniffer dogs sensed there was something stashed behind the wall.
The petitioner told the court that sniffer dogs and luxury vehicles worth million of rupees were purchased and millions of rupees were spent on PM house which is illegal and against the Shariah.
He said that the law enforcers with the help of sniffer dogs and mine detectors swept and scanned Ghazikhel, Tabbi Murad, Paharkhel and Kherukhel and Sherikhel villages bordering the frontier tribal region.
Two sniffer dogs from South Wales Police were seen with their handlers inside the cordon and appeared to be concentrating on a small area which has been marked out with police tape inside.
The officers, who were in Metropolitan Police uniform, searched the long grass on their hands and knees, accompanied by one of the two sniffer dogs as they scanned the rubbish-strewn ground.
At one shop in the Ball Hill area, sniffer dogs Bradley and Murphy found two huge illegal tobacco stashes - hidden using electromagnets.
A sniffer dog inspects a UN vehicle in South Sudan (UN photo)
No legislation specifically governs the use of sniffer dogs by law enforcement and the practice has never been challenged in the courts.
Security Inspection Department office manager Lieutenant Hamad Mubarak Al Azizi, who oversees the sniffer dog shows and the Security Inspection Department pavilion at the exhibition, said: "The participation of police sniffer dogs in Adihex as well as other events aims to highlight the significant role of the Abu Dhabi Police in crime fighting and prevention, in pursuance of the police goals and strategy to provide high-quality security services.