Beagles are known to follow their noses wherever they may lead them. They are frequently deployed by U.S. CBP as agriculture and drugs detector dogs.

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is the most popular breed of police and military dog worldwide. Because of their exceptional sniffer, they put in long hours helping with SAR and drug detection.


Dachshunds are hardworking dogs with a keen sense of smell and an insatiable appetite for hunting. Their original purpose in life was as badger hunters.

Basset Hound

The instinct to hunt is innately strong in Basset Hounds, and they will eagerly pursue a scent if it leads them in that direction.

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound is a breed of dog that was bred specifically for hunting and has a keen sense of smell that enables it to track even the most subtle of odors.

Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound is a patient and persistent tracker that can follow even the most complex trails. The Bluetick, like the Redbone Coonhound, has an acute sense of smell.

Labrador Retriever

Due to their keen sense of smell, Labrador Retrievers are ideal working dogs. They are commonly used for SAR missions and have even been taught to detect cancer through exhaled breath.

Golden Retriever

In addition to their skills as Search and Rescue dogs and allergy alert dogs, Golden Retrievers rely heavily on their keen sense of smell in a wide range of other detection jobs.

Scottish Terrier

The Scottie is a dedicated rodent hunter that makes use of its keen sense of smell in order to dig for its prey and locate it.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a prominent breed of military working dog that is known for its acute sense of smell, which it utilizes to detect the presence of explosives.

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