The reason is a trained sheepskin (Belgian shepherd), in the role of detecting explosives, which for years have served alongside the trainer – escort from the unmarried man Manolis Chalkiadakis. Disciplined, friendly but excellent professional "Anuk" will be missing in the family of police dogs K9 from EL.AS. Recently he was involved in a demonstration of finding explosives, in the location of the 5th conference of the security project.
Thank you very much ANUK for what you have offered! We will not forget you.
On August 21, 2018, the family of the Police Dogs Group of the Greek police lost the astrological explosive dog detection. ANUK materials of pathological causes.# We do not do it # K9 # OmadaAstynomikonSkylon pic.twitter.com/ELLGGLvpEi
– Hellenic police (@hellenicpolice) August 22, 2018
Group of police dogs
The Police Dog Group was founded in 1986 in Athens, with its initial strength of 6 drug detectors. Today the Service has more than 180 police dogs with breeds such as German Shepherds, Retriever Golden or Labrador and Malinow (Belgian Shepherds). It is located in Athens, where 71 dogs are distributed, while another 25 serve in Thessaloniki and the rest in the capitals of prefectures in Greece in various police departments.
Their contribution to the versatile work of the Greek police is important, especially in the field of finding drugs, identifying explosives and strengthening pedestrian patrols. These are all three special escorts for police dogs, each with its own specific tasks.
The dogs that are selected to be trained come from markets, but usually from donations by private or escort operators, as is the case in many countries around the world. They are then assessed by trainers, on the basis of the specifications that have been established, which, in addition to the characteristics they must possess and which relate to their ability to train, focus on the ability to respond to Greek reality, ie business requirements, climatic conditions, etc. .p. Requirements, specifications, criteria for dog selection and training conditions vary from state to state. After selecting, a dog training program begins and acquaints with the Police Assistant.
The responsibilities of the escort operator are the continuous care, care and training of his dog, with which an excellent relationship is cultivated, which is also characteristic of the trained police dog.
Police dogs contribute to the prevention and repression generally tried by the Greek police. The presence of the dog inspires a greater sense of security and there is no danger for everyone, since dogs are particularly socialized and friendly to the public. The trust and acceptance of the world insists on the constant presence of a dog, so its use is absolutely essential nowadays.