police dog

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police dog:

see German shepherdGerman shepherd,
breed of large, muscular working dog perfected in Germany at the turn of the 20th cent. It stands about 25 in. (64 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 85 lb (27.2–38.5 kg).
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police dog

a dog, often an Alsatian, trained to help the police, as in tracking
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The department also is preparing to use existing teams of explosive-sniffing dogs to develop a rapid-deployment, mass transit K-9 program.
Explosive-sniffing dogs seek all types of explosive powders and materials, including detonation cord.
Most police departments, however, do not have explosive-sniffing dogs or ready access to them.

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