A Police Dog often referred to as “K9″ is some areas, is a dog that is trained to specifically to assist Police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. The most commonly used breed is the German Shepherds, although now Belgian Malinois are also popular dogs to use.
In many jurisdictions the intentional injuring or killing of a police dog is a felony, subjecting the perpetrator to harsher penalties than those in the statues embodied in local animal cruelty laws, just as an assault on a human police officer is often a more serious offense than the same assault on a non-officer. A growing number of law-enforcement organizations outfit dogs with Ballistics Vests, and some make the dogs sworn officers, with their own police badges and ID’s. Furthermore, a police dog killed in the line of duty is often given a full police funeral.
German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois are most commonly used; however other dog breeds have also contributed such as Dutch Shepherds, Rottweilers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers.
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