The Indian Army and police departments have been using foreign breeds such as German Shepherds, Great Swiss Mountain Dogs, and Labradors for years now.
However, in a first of its kind experiment in India, the Uttarakhand police trained street dogs to become a part of the police force.
गलियों में घूमने वाला आवारा डॉगी, आज #UttarakhandPolice के श्वान दल की शान बना हुआ है। देश में पहली बार यह प्रयोग किया है उत्तराखंड पुलिस ने। सड़कों पर आवारा घूमने वाले डॉगी को पुलिस की ट्रेनिंग दी तो वह नामी नस्लों के लाखों रुपये के दाम वाले डॉगी से कहीं आगे निकला। pic.twitter.com/AbOVXKlYq0— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) November 17, 2019
The Uttarakhand police also shared a video of the sniffer squad performing way better than other foreign breeds.
It is just amazing to see Indie dogs perform in a disciplined manner, just like other foreign breeds.
People appreciated this experiment as it will not only help street dogs find a home but also save lakhs of rupees that the police spends on buying foreign breeds.
Super and well trained...— vinay pattar (@pattarvinay65) November 18, 2019
Other state policy departments should adopt local breeds
Wonderfull job by the police of uttrakhand. May all states encourage with this act and summon their official to do through which we can safe many street dogs as well as use them in security and also promote humanism too.— Amit Singh (@AmitSin94524812) November 17, 2019
..beyond appreciable..!!,,— Aseem Misra (@AseemMisra) November 18, 2019
This experiment by the Uttarakhand police has paved the way for other state departments to emulate the step.