Move Over German Shepherds: 10 Unexpected Dog Breeds Join the Police Force

More and more police departments around the world are discovering just how valuable four-legged coworkers can be–and we’re not just talking about Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds! Although these popular working dog breeds are common choices among police officers, they aren’t the only dog breeds who can be trained to serve their communities.

Many dog species were bred to perform specific tasks, from herding to scent work, and many more can be trained to excel in the same skills thanks to intelligence, a high working drive, and an eagerness to please. Even then–breed only determines so much. Very few dogs actually complete training and become police dogs, regardless of their breed!

These are some of the more unique dog breeds you may read about or even see as they assist police officers around the world.

1. Corgi

2. Bloodhound

3. English Springer Spaniel

4. Beagle

5. Doberman Pinscher

6. Bouvier de Flandres

7. Doodle

8. Dutch Shepherd

9. Giant Schnauzer

10. Chesapeake Bay Retriever