Police Dogs, better not run


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AK-74me
May 2, 2005, 10:31 PM
http://www.leenks.com/link13464.htm

I have never seen a dog that could jump so high or as fearless.

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UberPhLuBB
May 2, 2005, 10:47 PM
Apparently there is a tradeoff. He latched onto an officer's hand there. The officer was screaming and spinning around like a windmill with the dog on his hand. He took his glove off and looked at his hand when the dog let go, then reprimanded the dog (which realized what it had done and dropped to it's belly, but still).

444
May 2, 2005, 10:55 PM
What is the trade off ?

UberPhLuBB
May 2, 2005, 11:00 PM
Err... :scrutiny:

They bite handlers. Perhaps I should have used a comma after the first sentence in my first reply for clarity, but I said "He latched onto an officer's hand there."

444
May 2, 2005, 11:09 PM
The guy didn't seem to be seriously hurt.
No harm, no foul.

UberPhLuBB
May 2, 2005, 11:12 PM
He's also a man and played it off like any of us would. If you tripped in a pothole and snapped your ankle you'd try to walk home if you could.

The entire weight of the dog was tearing his hand flesh when he spun the dog around--he's hurt, he's just not showing it.

In any case, I don't see this happening in America any time soon. Police dogs are very effective trained as they are. Wish there were more of them though.

g56
May 2, 2005, 11:57 PM
It looks like the dog nailed the guy in the van also, he's supposed to offer the arm of the padded jacket, it looks like the dog got hold of his hand instead, you could tell by the guys voice he was getting hurt.

The dogs were aggressive, they are supposed to be, but they didn't release on command!!!!!

Kevlarman
May 3, 2005, 12:40 AM
Yeah, was the guy in the van screaming for real or was he faking it for the dogs' sake? Sure sounded real to me... :what:

bratch
May 3, 2005, 12:47 AM
What kind of dogs are those?

EghtySx
May 3, 2005, 12:53 AM
German Shepherds

bratch
May 3, 2005, 12:54 AM
I thought thats what they would be but they do not look like any GS I have seen.

AK-74me
May 3, 2005, 01:09 AM
That is exactly what I've always known a German Shepard to look like.

http://policek9.com/html/florida_conference.html

bratch
May 3, 2005, 01:14 AM
All the ones I have seen have always been VERY similar to the one in "Cautious approach". I wasn't aware they had such a range of colors.

Cosmoline
May 3, 2005, 01:17 AM
A working line GSD can be a very powerful weapon.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23782

The best of them know no fear, and never bluff.

yorec
May 3, 2005, 02:06 AM
No, those are Belgian Malinois, not German Shepherds... See: http://www.covepointbelgianmalinois.com/

They are very popular for K9 work in Europe. Neat dogs, very capable.

In any case, I don't see this happening in America any time soon. Police dogs are very effective trained as they are. Wish there were more of them though.
Uh, what do you mean, UberPhLuBB? There are plenty of police K9s trainned to do just what this video shows. Very fun to work with. :D

Harry Tuttle
May 3, 2005, 11:14 AM
i don't trust police dogs.
Once released, they are free agents that have no moral compass.

They are not "nice doggies"

In Maryland, We had one that was released in a Silver Spring, building.
It mouthed open a closed door and attacked a sleeping woman.

LeonCarr
May 3, 2005, 11:33 AM
Those are Belgian Malinois'...awesome dogs.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Gunwalker.44
May 3, 2005, 11:53 AM
Yup, Belgian Malinois Shepherd. A friend has one. She just turned
up at the gate and wouldn't leave (smart dog, she's a wonderful lady).
Poor thing had been terribly mistreated but she's improved tremendously. After seeing those jaws work on "indestructible" (big black kong) dog chew toys I would say that must have HURT.

Cosmoline
May 3, 2005, 05:17 PM
Dogs trained for police work can be trained to bite all over the body. It's more common to see guard dogs trained to bite just the arms.

The_Antibubba
May 3, 2005, 08:40 PM
What! Another thread about overzealous police officers?

AK-74me
May 6, 2005, 11:07 PM
Yorec that site you posted is located about 15 miles by water from where I grew up yet I've never even heard of those dogs.

Justin
May 6, 2005, 11:21 PM
Not gun related. Feel free to restart this thread on APS.

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