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Tag: Belgian Malinois

Puppies Lester And Lugo Are on Way to Becoming Part of Border Patrol K-9 Units

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Meet Border Patrol’s two newest enforcers – Lester and Lugo.

The 4-month-old Belgian Malinois dogs arrived at the Yuma Sector K-9 unit this week, Yuma News Now reports.

“Canines have been used in the Border Patrol as far back as the 1950s, but the current Yuma program started in 1986 with four teams and has grown to more than 60. With these teams, we can cover much more ground,” Special Operations Supervisor (SOS) Wes Burch said.

Lester and Lugo will replace two retiring dogs.

The dogs will be trained to search for people, weapons and drugs.

Secret Service Dog Plunges to Death Following Event Involving Vice President Biden in New Orleans

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Secret Service dog fell to its death from a parking garage in New Orleans Saturday while on guard for an event featuring Vice President Biden, The Hill reports.

Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieau when the dog fell.

“It was a tragic accident,” Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told The Hill Sunday.

The age and name of the Belgian Malinois has not been released.

The dog was part of the Secret Service’s K-9 division called Canine Explosives Detection Unit, which sniffs out firearms and bombs, the Hill reported.