Why do police officers use german shepherds instead of other breeds?
What makes them the ideal K-9 officer?
Asked By: Just Me - 6/15/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
[Megan]: A German shepherd is a person who either looks after sheep in Germany or is a German who looks after sheep somewhere. My breed's real name translates as German Shepherd Dog - 3 words in the special noun, so 3 capital initials needed, with GSD for short... More
Answered By: King Les The Lofty - 6/19/2011
Additional Answers (9)
German shepherds have a very strong bite and a good sense of smell. They are also fast, athletic, and aggressive by nature. Other breeds are not as intimidating as German shepherds.
Answered By: Megan :~) - 6/15/2011
They are extremely smart, big but not too heavy, have an incredible bite force and tend to not let go, extremely loyal, and are overall a confident breed which is very important to be a k9 officer.
Answered By: ? - 6/15/2011
Public order enforcement dogs... More
Answered By: Mrs. Crawler - 6/15/2011
They do use other dogs. Malinois are becoming increasingly more popular... More
Answered By: Kaper - 6/15/2011
German Shepherds are highly intelligent (supposedly in the top three smartest dogs). They learn very quick and are very loyal. They are naturally protective (herding dogs had to be able to intimidate predators in the fields to protect the livestock), especially of their family, but also cautious of strangers. A good... More
Answered By: Michelle - 6/15/2011
German Shepherds are sociable with other breeds, athletic(fast runners, lots of energy, etc.) and they have excellent senses (smell, touch, hearing, etc.) Also German shepherds usually bond with one person, which is their trainer or owner, so they only obey those who they are fond to. They are strong dogs and big dogs... More
Answered By: Nicole - 6/15/2011
I agree with all the answers given exp. the person who gave specific breeds for specific jobs. One thing I know for sure is the military uses german Shepard's exclusively because of there temperature adaptability. They can train in say N.C. heat in the summer then transfer to a cold climate and need little time to... More
Answered By: Gothamcentral - 6/15/2011
They have a great sense of smell and are good working dogs.
Answered By: ASPCA - 6/15/2011
Theu do use other breed. In my area Mals and Belgian Sheepdogs are far more commonly used than GSD. Labs and Border Collies are also commonly used in this areas as detection only dogs (as opposed to patrol or duel purpose dogs... More
Answered By: BMTHESPIAN - 6/15/2011
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Local Positions Open in Your Area. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.