Posted: Mon 17th Oct 2022

Two puppies from North Wales enter training to become police detection dogs

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 17th, 2022

Two Flintshire bred puppies have joined Cheshire and North Wales Police Alliance unit as prospective detection dogs of the future. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Spaniel pups – brother and sister, Ted and Meg, have been donated to the police by Beverly Rogers of Coed y Celyn Cocker Spaniels in Mold. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Once trained they’ll play a pivotal role in efforts in safeguarding the most vulnerable in communities in North Wales and Cheshire. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Sergeant Colin Jones of the Alliance said: “Beverly, who breeds and works her own dogs, made contact with us back in March, asking if she could donate a puppy from a future litter to the police – however to be gifted two puppies is just fantastic. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“As both parents are working dogs, developing and adapting the dogs for police work will be a natural experience for them – at eight weeks old they are already displaying the desire to search and work.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​


Inspector Sam Lovatt said: “We are seeking to modernise our dog section by developing the skills and services we provide to our colleagues, to help them address the policing challenges we face today.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Across the UK, police detection dogs are being deployed to search and detect a more diverse range of targets that pose the greatest risks to the vulnerable in our communities.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Beverley’s valuable and incredulous donation of Ted and Meg will enable us to progress with our exciting plans, allowing us to play our part and ultimately, making North Wales and Cheshire a safer place to live.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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