New Zealand Dog News

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August 06, 2010

Six New MAF Biosecurity Detector Dogs Start Work

Six new MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) detector dogs started work this week at Auckland and Christchurch airports and the International Mail Centre in Auckland.

MAFBNZ Detector Dog Programme Manager, Stuart Rawnsley, said the MAFBNZ detector dog programme trained both ‘passive’ response dogs, like Beagles with natural scenting ability and high interest in food, as well as ‘active’, often mixed-breed dogs keen on play and retrieving. Both sniffed out meat, plants, seeds, live animals including snakes, animal products, and fruit and vegetables prohibited from entering New Zealand. MORE>>

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