Russian Police Test Out Corgis as Service Dogs


Russia’s police specialists are looking to employ a new kind of cadet: corgis. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs is currently training two Pembroke Welsh corgis (also known as the Queen of England’s favorite pups) in the hopes that they can become effective bomb-sniffing search dogs, according Huffington Post.

Police in Moscow are putting a 2-month-old and a 6-month-old corgi pup to work hoping that their short stature will make them the perfect employees to search for explosives and contraband under cars, Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti reports.

While their diminutive size may make them seem like an odd choice for police dogs, corgis are known for their intelligence and loyalty. Bred as herding dogs, they’re suited for hard work, and though their legs may be short, many corgi owners refer to them as “big dogs in small bodies,” at least in their own doggy minds.

You aren’t sure what corgis look like, right? You need to see yet another corgi photograph, you say? Well, if you insist, fine.

Looks like a fierce protector of national security to me.

[h/t Huffington Post]

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