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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These last four judges said sniffer dog searches are illegal unless a statute authorizes them.
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A sniffer dog confirmed the presence of explosives in the luggage, which was found at the entrance to a terminal building, and the airport was evacuated.