Pit Bull Becomes Chitamacha K9 Officer, Defying Stereotypes | Pit Bull Press | Positive Pit Bull News
Published On: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Pit Bull Becomes Chitamacha K9 Officer, Defying Stereotypes

CHARENTON, Louisiana – In Louisiana, more than 30 cities and parishes have passed breed-specific legislation against dogs like pit bulls, including several in the Acadiana area, but more and more, pit bulls are being used for emotional support, therapy, and now, K9 officers.

From a shelter dog to one of the Chitimacha Tribal Police’s most valuable assets, Dozer is a pit bull trained for narcotics busts and tracking.

This dog can find things the human nose can’t smell. Since June of this year, Dozer has helped make more than 30 narcotics arrests.

“It’s normal police work, nothing big and different. It’s just like having a partner. He can just do things that most of us can’t,” said Picard.

He is officer Picard’s partner in crime, or justice, we should say. “I mean, I love him to death. He’s my baby; that’s my boy,” Picard explains.

Officer Picard says Dozer is a testament to that. “He’s sweet. I mean, he’s just a big baby. He does his job, and he’s very good at what he does, but on a personal level, I go in the police station with all the other officers in there, and I take him off leash, and he says ‘hi’ to everyone,” said Picard.

Full story: www.katc.com

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