Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is an active dog with an incredibly strong worth ethic. These dogs are good listeners and quick learners.

Cane Corso

Descendant of Roman war dogs, this muscular Italian dog is used in the police task force. The breed’s name - ‘Cane Corso’ roughly translates from the Latin as ‘bodyguard dog’.

Giant Schnauzer

Originally, the Giant Schnauzer was raised to assist on farms to drive cattle & guard the local farmer’s property. It became a popular military dog during the World War 1 & 2.

American Pit Bull Terriers

This newest police dog breed scores a 12/10 for the intimidation factor. Smart, obedient, fearless and certainly imposing when patrolling.

Dutch Shepherd

This brindle athletic dog breed finds its origins from Holland. The Dutch Shepherd dog has progressed from a herding dog to a working-class dog. Their brains make them easy to train.


Bloodhounds are the first dog breeds to start their career in the security forces due to their impressive sense of smell. They are ranked among one of the most popular breeds of police dog.

German Short-Haired Pointer

The highly intelligent dog is commonly known for its hunting skills. The breed had a changeover from being a hunting gun dog to a police dog.


Boxers are one of the most versatile dogs that have served in World War 1 and World War 2.  In the wars, they were effective as guard dogs, patrol dogs and messenger dogs.


Underneath the Briard’s long, shaggy coat lies an intelligent, confident, and loyal dog. The Briard is a very old breed of French purebred herding dog.

Rajapalayam Dog

Undoubtedly the most famous and popular dog breed from India, the Rajapalayam is an Indian sighthound. Needless to say, they’re popular among the Indian Police force.


Oh don’t let that size make you question their skill. Beagles are hounds with a big heart and an even bigger nose which is indeed their weapon to sniff out illegal substances.

Akita Inu

The Akita Inu is the national dog of Japan. This territorial dog breed is a courageous and protective dog breed currently serving in the Japanese police force.

Honourable Credits: Breeds of Police Dogs

– Airedale Terrier – Springer Spaniel – English Cocker    Spaniel – Bouvier des    Flandres – Rottweilers – Basset Hound – Border Collie

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