Do you have a teenager you suspect to be doing
drugs? Perhaps your uncle is crazy, missing a finger or
two? Well, you can hire a trained dog to sweep for
bombs and drugs through a private service. Results are
left to the discretion of the client.
Drug and bomb dogs can go by many names, including: Narc
dog, sweepers, and sniffer dogs.
What can they find?
are able to find marijuana and cocaine, and at least
seven types of explosives: PETN, RDX, or C-4,
TNT, BLACK AND SMOKELESS GUN
POWDERS, and AMMONIA NITRATE. Each state has its own
The breed of dog varies, but German
Shepherds are common in the UK as well as the US, as
well as Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Bloodhounds,
and Beagles. Basically any dog that is a
common police dog breed, or dogs with "good" noses.
Hiring a drug or bomb dog
Pretty much any dog that is certified is also working
as a police dog unit. It's trainer or owner is probably
also involved with the police. So when these
contractors say, "Discretion of the client, no police
involved," I find this to be a crock. However, anything
found would probably never hold up in court if the
service was purchased with said discretion. Then again,
cops do stings all the time... Shrug. So if I was
someone hiring a dog to sniff something out, I'd
definitely consider first what I would do if something
was found. Troubled family members may be hiding
stashes inside of your own home, and you don't feel
like telling them to pee in a cup will do any good.
Either you already know the truth of the matter, or
you've lost the ability to control them.
Why would someone need to hire a private bomb
sniffer? Perhaps they are avoiding publicity, and the
bomb is not of immediate threat. If you do believe
there is a bomb threat, contacting the proper
authorities may be the smarter route.
Do the dogs like drugs?
No. Family Guy's episode where Brian gets addicted to cocaine is a prime example of what doesn't happen. Dogs enjoy finding things as a game, like searching for a toy. They don't eat the drugs or enjoy them. At least, that's how they train them.