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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

Someone is deadset and determined (and bad-mouthing other posters) on another GSD, BM, DS website and stating that "NO LEOs use ANY mixes...only purebreds," but I could have sworn that there is a PD that uses a Belgian Mal/Dutch Shepherd mix (though I know the two are closely related).

Anyone care to shed light? Do LEOs use mixes or 100% all of them use purebred dogs.

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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

Don't know about others but one of the departments where I live I know for sure that one of their dogs is a gsd/bel mal mix.
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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

I did a google search and found where in Springfield, MA they were petitioning for a grant to add a couple Shep/Mal mixes to their force. It stated that some of the surrounding cities were using the same mixes. May want to try searching there.

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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

I have a buddy who is a undercover, and they use mixes... They use all sorts of different breeds as well...

I know SWAT K9 officers only use PB around here in MN.
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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

I saw a mix k9 working the other night. He was Mal/Shep and awesome!

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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

There are a LOT of GSD/Malinois mixes out there in LE.
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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

http://www.waynecounty.com/mygovt/sh...m/martaK9.aspx

Here you go (slow day @ work, I had some time to spend googling)

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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

I was actually just chatting with a friend of mine who is a cop about this last week, and he said his dept's K9 unit uses all kinds of mixes and mutts, they only have a couple PBs.

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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

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Lots of GSD/Mal crosses around,however, most large agencies obtain their dogs from vendors who import mals,dutchies or gsds. smaller agencies will use rescues sometimes if the dog has the drive,because of their budget. I prefer purebred regardless of breed
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Re: Quick Question - Mixed Breeds.

Are you only talking about patrol dogs, or search dogs as well? I've seen more police search/narcotics type dogs that are mixed breeds than 'patrol' dogs.
I have heard of several that are Dutch Shepherd/Mal mixes.


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