Q40: I want to offer a dog to the police service, what breed/age of dogs do you accept?

There are two types of police dogs, a general-purpose dog and a drugs dog.

The general-purpose dogs are mainly German shepherds and some Belgian shepherds. The drugs dogs are mainly Springer spaniels. There are also explosives dogs, which are Border collies and Spaniels. The best age for the dogs is between 12 months and 24 months.

Other breeds of dogs are used for other purposes and it is advisable to contact Police Scotland by dialling 101 for more details.

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