Dogs nose in and help stop poachers.
Labrador Retrievers, a dream dog for legal hunters,
are becoming a nightmare for Poachers.
Game wardens are using the breed’s natural hunting instincts and strong desire to please their owners to bust people shooting more than their limits of game birds and illegally killing deer.
The breed that seems to be the polar opposite of the German shepherds and Doberman pinschers used by some city police departments is also helping Kansas law enforcement catch drug dealers and other criminals.
“It’s amazing what these dogs can do for us,” said Jason Sawyers, a Topeka based game warden for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. “They can do in seconds or minutes what could take us hours or days, if we could do it at all.” Two and four- legged wardens hit the fields in 2003 after more than 400 hours of specialized training in Indiana. More recent pairings do the same…………