NZ drug detector dogs come from the street

November 3, 2022

The Government is trialling pedigree harrier hounds as border security detector dogs, but some of the sharpest noses in the private sector come from far less elite stock.

NZ Detector Dogs is a private business that does drug sweeps for businesses keen to keep drugs out of the workplace.

Founder Janet Williams said the company gets its dogs not from pedigree-breeding programmes, but from the pound.

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