Drug Dogs

NZ drug detector dogs come from the street

Published on:
November 3, 2022
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White dog on a black lead stands on a meadow and looks into the distance.

The Government is trialling pedigree harrier hounds as border security detector dogs, but some of the sharpest noses in the private sector come from far less elite stock.

NZ Detector Dogs is a private business that does drug sweeps for businesses keen to keep drugs out of the workplace.

Founder Janet Williams said the company gets its dogs not from pedigree-breeding programmes, but from the pound.

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