Government Dog

FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, July 5, 2001

"Standing on guard for thee", "always getting his man", "Mal de Droit" and a great deal more. This is a long haired German Shepherd who has a life time career with the R.C.M.P. He is only a year old and yet already has the discipline of a seasoned veteran.

His handler explained that his training is spread over a long period of time as his is introduced to the various skills he needs to perform the duties of a working dog. Needless to say much of what this animal needs to know is instinctual and relies upon his excellent intelligence and remarkable sense of smell. The discipline and other specialised skills are all designed just to compliment his natural abilities.

This is a big dog, larger than the "show" version of the German Shepherd so much so that this fellow's feet are larger than coffee mugs.