The perfect police dogby Ex Chief Inspector George Grayson
(Head of the Yorkshire Police Dogs)
(a) Hard with criminal work but well controlled, good on agility, a dog that the handler can turn aggression on and off like a water tap.
(b) good searching ability for both criminals and missing persons including children (not easy that one).
(c) good and happy on a retrieve this helps the article searching and many other exercises.
(d) good nose for both hard and soft tracking.
(e) a dog that can be taken anywhere in safety,
On selecting a young dog initially (6 to 12 months) I prefer the dog that wags its tail rather than the one that shows its teeth.