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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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More than 20 sniffer dogs of the K9 department of the police have been involved in the search operation to find the boy.
It is believed to be the first time a visitor at a British jail has been attacked by a sniffer dog.
READY FOR ACTION: G4S sniffer dogs and their handlers, top, HMP Altcourse, above right, and some of the synthetic drugs prisoners have been using, right
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The new fleet of 14 sniffer dogs will be deputed in seven tiger states-Madhya Pradesh,Assam,Uttarakhand,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu,Jharkhand and Karnataka.
At knee-height, the panel was not visible, but the sniffer dogs sensed there was something stashed behind the wall.
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.
At one shop in the Ball Hill area, sniffer dogs Bradley and Murphy found two huge illegal tobacco stashes - hidden using electromagnets.
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 dogs have had to pass constitutional muster in other jurisdictions as well.
Playing a crucial role in Abu Dhabi police's criminal investigation is the 260-strong sniffer dogs that are specially trained to execute specific tasks.
As well as using sniffer dogs, Border Force officers use heartbeat detectors, carbon dioxide probes and physical searches to find people hiding in vehicles.