The National Police Dog Foundation promotes awareness and raises funds for the

purchase, training,Β and veterinary care for active and retired law enforcement K-9s.

K-9 Purchasing

PURCHASING

Most law enforcement agencies do not have a budget for the purchase, training or protection of police K-9s. They heavily rely on generous public and corporate donations from people like you.

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K-9 Training

TRAINING

Training and equipment get expensive. The National Police Dog Foundation assists law enforcement agencies with the costs associated with the initial process and training of the K-9s.

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K-9 Protection

MEDICAL

K-9s put their life on the line every day to protect us. Law enforcement agencies constantly request assistance from the National Police Dog Foundation for the ever-increasing cost of medical care.

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K9 Danger on the lookout.
Photo: Canine Cardi
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Beautiful x

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF ONE OUR GUARDIAN ANGELS. GOD BLESS & KEEP THEM BOTH SAFE

Beautiful x

Looks like he has his camouflage on. Beautiful.

nice natural camo very well done

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Someone is very Happy about his sleeping hole.... his handler not so much.... ... See MoreSee Less

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LOVE THAT SMILE.

Awww, he’s so proud of his work!

He just wants to be comfy. LOL What a sweet smile.

That smile melts your heart! Handsome boy.

He’s rather pleased with his work 🀣🀣🀣

Gigi Hiebert

Aww dad don’t be mad, he loves you, he was making a tunnel to get to see you🐾

Cheeeeese ❀️

The heart of a grunt stuck in a dog

He done good.

Been there done that. One of my boys uprooted, ripped out and tore to a billion pieces an eight foot tall banana tree because he wanted his sleeping hole there. In order not to crowd his space with the debris he carefully deposited all of it into the swimming pool.

Love his smile !!! Sooo happy with himself ! β€πŸ’• 😊

He’s so proud of his work πŸ’™πŸΎπŸ’™

Aw but he’s so cute,

Love that grin!

Well at least it is dry. A certain GSD when she was a puppy loved digging holes the mud in the back yard and went from a Black and Tan to an all Black GSD...

Stunning dog!

Such a handsome Malinois...how can you be mad at that face.

Dylan Cowan look at that smile

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Christy

Justin Steele

Beautiful

Charlie Harmon

Doesn’t look amused. πŸ˜‚

4 days ago

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Live PD on A&E
πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• 10 K9s in honor of our special, Live PD: Top K9 Moments, Monday night at 8pm before the premiere of Live Rescue!
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SDF has helped us on medical grants for police K-9s suffering from cancer. We are grateful for their partnerships.The Search Dog Foundation is excited to share that our founder, Wilma Melville, has co-authored a book about her journey in creating the foundation! Sharing anecdotes from her early efforts to form SDF, as well as significant moments in our group's history, Hero Dogs is a unique glimpse behind-the-scenes as SDF grew from a volunteer effort at Wilma’s coffee table to the national organization we are today. Please join us in sending big congratulations to Wilma! ... See MoreSee Less

SDF has helped us on medical grants for police K-9s suffering from cancer. We are grateful for their partnerships.

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It has taken years for Search Dogs to recover from her biased attitude. Many FEMA K9 handlers "retired" when she decided NO dogs with ANY protection training should be search and rescue dogs and helped make that policy.Yes, you can find great dogs at a shelter. But when they die from some disease 7 years later you have to wonder. Why did I put all that time and training in a dog which is not bred for health ? (German Shepherd breeders I knew had dogs that usually lived 13-15 years. I noticed recently that SDF is asking breeders to donate pups.) My understanding is that Wilma was not the best at S&R just fundraising. Glad that she is raising money that helps police K9s with cancer but I won't be buying her book. Hopefully, some day one the FEMA handlers that quit because of her will write their side of the story.

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN AT OUR ANNUAL WINE-BREW & K9 CREW EVENT!! ENJOY THE BEST FROM LOCAL WINERIES AND BREWERIES! YOU CAN PURCHASE TIX FROM THE WEBSITE OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL VCSD K9 TEAM! THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT SO PURCHASE YOUR TIX SOON! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever noticed those slits at the sides of a dog's nose? Why do dogs have them?

Once again, nature proves her elegance in the design of our dogs. When we humans inhale and exhale, air comes in the same way it goes out. Any smells that come in through our mouths are forced out as we exhale, if we exhale out our mouths.

When a dog exhales through his nose, however, the exhaled air is released through those slits and off to the side so that nice, smelly air going into the dog's nostrils doesn't get diluted with the outgoing air. Put another way, the slits allow the dog to avoid smelling what he just exhaled.

The slits help the dog hold scent particles in the nostrils even as exhaled air passing out the slits creates a swirling air turbulence allowing interesting odors to be inhaled directly into the centre of each nostril. Since dogs breathe faster when trying to sniff a certain smell, they widen their nostrils to pull in more air which makes it possible for a dog searching for smells to have a steady stream of air coming in for up to 40 seconds, maybe even longer.

The slits also allow dogs to wiggle each nostril independently which gives them the ability to know which nostril a smell entered. This is how a dog can pinpoint where a smell is coming from, and why a dog searching for smells on the ground will weave back and forth as he follows a trail.

We all know the superb smelling abilities of dogs, but let's use an analogy between scent and sight to really put it into perspective: If our eyes were our nose, what we as humans can see at a third of a mile, our dog can see more than 3,000 miles away and still see as well.

Just wow.
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Very interesting!

Amazing animals

Ashlee Blessing

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