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Police Dogs, better not run

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AK-74me, May 2, 2005.

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  1. AK-74me

    AK-74me Well-Known Member

  2. UberPhLuBB

    UberPhLuBB Well-Known Member

    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).
  3. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    What is the trade off ?
  4. UberPhLuBB

    UberPhLuBB Well-Known Member

    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."
  5. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    The guy didn't seem to be seriously hurt.
    No harm, no foul.
  6. UberPhLuBB

    UberPhLuBB Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. g56

    g56 Well-Known Member

    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!!!!!
  8. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Well-Known Member

    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:
  9. bratch

    bratch Well-Known Member

    What kind of dogs are those?
  10. EghtySx

    EghtySx Well-Known Member

    German Shepherds
  11. bratch

    bratch Well-Known Member

    I thought thats what they would be but they do not look like any GS I have seen.
  12. AK-74me

    AK-74me Well-Known Member

  13. bratch

    bratch Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    A working line GSD can be a very powerful weapon.


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

    yorec Well-Known Member

    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.

    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
  16. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Those are Belgian Malinois'...awesome dogs.

    Just my .02,
  18. Gunwalker.44

    Gunwalker.44 Active Member

    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.
  19. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. The_Antibubba

    The_Antibubba Well-Known Member

    What! Another thread about overzealous police officers?
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