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Here’s four of the dogs I’ve been filming at Fort Meade.
Bubba (below) is a Labrador Retriever. He is a certified off leash bomb detection dog which means he about one hundred feet away from his handler while looking for explosives. This keeps his handler at a safer distance. He spent a year in Iraq and came back this past April. Labs can’t be attack dogs because they are too friendly.
Oscar (below) is a German Shepherd. He is dual-certified in bomb detection and attack. When searching for explosives he is on leash.
Beno (below) is a Belgian Malinois which is a Belgian Shepherd. Malinois’ are smaller, quicker and crazier than their German Shepherd brothers. If you which a German Shepherd attack he brakes a bit as he goes for the bite. Malinois speed up when they go for the bite, almost smacking right into you. He is dual-certified in bomb detection and attack. When searching for explosives he is on leash. Beno is probably the best attack dog at Fort Meade.
Helo (below) is also a Belgian Malinois and quite a beautiful 6 year old specimen. He’s dual-certified in bomb detection and attack. Searches for explosives on leash. His handler’s last day was today. Before the winter’s out he’ll probably be up and running with a new best friend.