Malinois: Odisha: 5 Belgian Malinois dogs inducted into the K9 team | Bhubaneswar News
K9 trained police are an integral part of police forces around the world for detecting explosives, narcotics, tracking sniffles, search and rescue work due to highly developed smelling ability and olfactory organ well developed. They act as force multipliers for the police department.
These canines were purchased from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). These five dogs along with seven dog handlers have undergone nine months of rigorous training in the field of monitoring from the dog breeding and training center, SSB, Dera, Alwar, Rajasthan and joined the K9 wing of the criminal branch of the CID.
These trained tracking dogs have undergone training in a variety of skills including obedience work, food refusal, obstacle clearance, search or discovery, olfactory discrimination, identification and tracking of smells.
The Belgian Mallinois is known for his intelligent, confident and versatile temperament. The name Mallinois derives from the word Maline, a city in Belgium. This breed was first bred in the city of Maline.
“They will definitely improve our investigative capacity under the guidance of their seven managers who are trained in detecting large and sensitive cases,” a senior police officer said.