Working Dogs - Law and Order
The intelligence, courage, toughness, tenacity, agility and obedience of the German Shepherd have made it the ideal police dog, though some forces have employed other breeds with success. Shepherds have been stabbed, shot, run over and sometimes killed in action; their record for devotion to duty is second to none. They are used wherever there are crowds to be controlled, football hooligans to be kept in order, criminals to be tracked down and arrested, frontiers to be patrolled or property and people to be guarded.
Around the world, armed forces rely heavily on dogs to guard installations, arms and munition depots, aircraft hangars and technical laboratories. Then there are the sniffer dogs who can find drugs and explosives, however cunningly they are concealed.