The police on the Western Isles disclosed the need to train their third drugs sniffer dog as the two before didnt make the grade.
In March 2007 the police introduced Roxy, a cocker spaniel, the first sniffer dog, at a press conference attended by Jack McConnell, the then first minister.
Unfortunately, the Roxy and her successor Onyx had to be let go as they could not sniff out drugs. These dogs were later re-homed.
The police force state that to be a detection dog hard and rigorous training has to be completed to ensure the dogs skills are effective.
Roxy was put through a rigorous eight-week training course at Glasgow Dog Training School where she was accompanied by her handler.
Sniffer dogs fail their training
Fri, 29 Jun 2007
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