October 22, 2018
Question: What breed of dogs are typically used for Explosives Detection?
Answer: From April 13, 2018 article by Penny Leigh: Dogs in Demand for Explosives Detection Work in U.S.
“But the breeds in greater demand for public detection work are sporting dogs, including Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, and Vizslas. These breeds are less intimidating to the public, and their incredible hunting instinct is easily transferred to searching for explosives.
Sporting dogs are popular in America, with Labradors ranked as the number one breed registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), but the U.S. government has imported them from Europe, along with the traditional patrol-type breeds like GSDs. Due to growing terrorism threats and consequent demand for working dogs within Europe and around the world, there is now a shortage of foreign dogs available to protect the U.S.”
For further information: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-in-demand-explosives-detection-us/