Update on Chris!!!
Chris graduated from 16 week police academy on Feb. 11. He is exactly 2 years old.
This past Thursday, Chris and his handler got a call for an armed robbery at a Pizza store in NJ city. They brought the dog to the scene as the Pizza store owner saw the man go out the door and run to the left down the sidewalk. They brought Chris in and started him in that direction tracking for perp. He picked up scent and went down four blocks on sidewalk and across streets. In middle of 5 th block, he stops and turns his head toward the street. He crossed the street, (K9 handler had two other officers with him with long gun and standard equipment as this person was armed, so they stopped traffic), and proceeded into an alley that led to back of store and went up to dumpster. Inside the dumpster they found a "hoodie". Officer recast the dog and he picked up scent again and went back through yards, over a 5 foot fence, and about three streets over Chris makes a left on sidewalk, goes down a Street and then backtracks down a dirt road toward the original intown section. Before he gets back to main street, he hits on a pile of leaves and they finf a "do-rag" under the leaves. They recast him again and he leads them back across the street, up two blocks on sidewalk and turns into driveway and goes to back of house. He goes down steps with bilko doors and comes to halt at closed door at bottom of steps.
The Officers go to front door, knock, and older gentleman answers. They inquire in anyone in twenties or thirties lives there, and the man says his son is in his twnties, but he hasn't seen him today. They got the son's name, ran his Driver's liscence and took the picture on the liscence to the Pizza store owner who postively identified him as the one that robbed him.
Of course the hoodie and do-ag will be DNA'd to confirm they are his and warrants were put out for his arrest.
The Officer called me telling me how much he loved this dog, lol and thanking me once again for this nice dog!