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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Could These Dogs Have Prevented The Boston Bombing?

Their trainers at Auburn University say, probably "yes". Check out this segment that just aired tonight on Anderson Cooper's CNN show to see why. It's interesting that this particular bomb sniffing training program passes on the traditional police and military use of German shepherds and Malinois, in favor of Labs and spaniels, mainly because they don't stand out as what most people think of as bomb-sniffing dogs and wouldn't attract attention in a crowd. The footage of the dogs in training is pretty cool, too.

And what Anderson Cooper says at the end of the segment is, well, why we love Anderson Cooper!

We're wondering if these highly trained canines, who can track a bomb's vapor trail over several hundred yards, will start making more appearances at large, public events...one would think so. 


Unknown said...

When we had the troubles with the IRA over here more sniffer dogs were used at big events and bins were removed for inner London. So we know it makes sense. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Duke said...

That was a great segment! Thank you for sharing it!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow, really interesting
Benny & Lily

Bocci said...

You're welcome! We learned so much from this short segment, we just had to share.

And thanks so much for the perspective from across the pond, Molly!

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