by astrovan2487 on 22 September 2022 - 11:09
by Rik on 22 September 2022 - 18:09
The people I am familiar with know exactly what is required of LE/Mil dogs and test them rigorously so as to breed the best to the best.
and, yea, those requirements are quite stiff. as in, we paid $xx,xxx for this dog and it 's just not cutting it, so send us another dog or a refund.
and another yea, anybody can donate a dog to LE.
just not any dog can become a certified LE dog. and for anyone to suggest otherwise is ridiculous.
and please name a department that's operating with a dog with no certs. that's Jackie Chiles dream.
that's just moo,
by astrovan2487 on 22 September 2022 - 22:09
Im really not getting the whole claim that mals arent good at detection work. Its getting to the point where mals are by far the majority with the law enforcement and private detection handlers I train with. But almost all of them get dogs from brokers that are older and partially trained to some extent, either way they dont know much about individual breeders or pedigrees. A few SAR handlers I know have rescue mals that are nice but that wont work for me for various reasons I wont get into, neither will an older dog from a broker. This is why Im asking about breeders or particular lines.
I havent heard of any dogs working in law enforcement not being certified. That being said not all certifications are equal.
by GSCat on 22 September 2022 - 23:09
by Rik on 23 September 2022 - 12:09
If I was in the U.S. and wanted a mal, I'd contact the guy in florida that does all the training videos. can't think of his name. there are also a couple of posters on here in Europe that specialize in Mals.
I did a google of top mal breeders in the U.S. and got some pretty interesting results.
by nicolestone63 on 24 September 2022 - 00:09
by Rik on 24 September 2022 - 18:09
nicole, thanks. that's him. It's been a few years and I wasn't even close to coming up with the name. It was driving me nuts. :)