After a brown dog, named Asha, became the first Indian breed to join West Bengal Police force, another stray is being trained to be part of Uttarakhand Police’s canine squad. A video shared by the official Twitter account of the Uttarakhand police department shows the stray dog performing tricks at an event along with its trainer.
The Uttarakhand Police said for the first time it was training a street dog to join its canine squad, where mostly foreign breeds like German Shepherds and Labradors are preferred to sniff out explosives and drugs.
The 1.14-minute clip, which has gone viral on social media, shows the canine squad jumping through hurdles and performing acrobatic stunts. In the end, the stray dog is seen going through the paces.
#UttarakhandPolice की शान है यह स्निफर डॉग दल। देश में पहली बार उत्तराखंड पुलिस ने गली के स्ट्रीट डॉग को ट्रेन कर इस श्वान दल में शामिल करने का प्रयोग किया है। देखिये इस दल के कुछ जांबाज करतब। pic.twitter.com/sQ1o1gxgDX
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) November 18, 2019
Once shared online, the video triggered several reactions, with many lauding the police department for the move. “Great step, please keep uploading videos like these,” wrote a user on the viral post.
Great step, please keep uploading videos like these
— Anushri Bajaj (@anushri_bajaj) November 18, 2019
Great step sir
— Ravindrasingh D RAWAT (@THAKUR_WhatNext) November 18, 2019
Bravo UK Police , the dog shown clearing hurdles looks like German Shepherd .
— Naren Singh (@narenddn) November 18, 2019
Once again, an Indian dog proves to be a great sniffer dog beating purebreeds as Uttarakhand Police recently adopted one & trained him. https://t.co/9uolPwnoDU
— Shivangi Awasthi (@shivi0444) November 19, 2019
— कौशल गुप्ता 🇮🇳 (@SKaushal97) November 18, 2019