German Shepherds are top police and military canines. Their strong sense of smell helps them in SAR and drug detection.

German Shepherd

Beagles follow their noses wherever they lead them. CBP uses them as narcotics and agriculture detector dogs.


Dachshunds are energetic dogs with a good sense of smell that are used for hunting. Breed in order to hunt badgers.


Basset Hounds smell second to Bloodhounds. Long ears direct odours to the nose, while sagging face skin traps them for maximum olfactory impact.

Basset Hound

Bluetick Coonhounds have great noses. Racoon hunters This dog can find old coons. They bark to alert their owners.

Bluetick Coonhound

Labrador Retrievers excel at detection work because of their noses. They're utilised as search-and-rescue dogs and can detect cancer from breath.

Labrador Retriever

Golden Retrievers were designed to sniff out game birds for hunters. SAR and allergy alert dogs are Golden Retrievers.

Golden Retriever

This breed is commonly used by police and military forces and as a search and rescue dog. The Belgian Malinois can detect explosives with its sharp nose.

Belgian Malinois

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