When it comes to police dogs, many of us would probably think of species such as a German Shepherd or other big dogs. In Tottori-Ken, Japan, there are two adorable toy poodles that passed the test last year and have been offocially taking the role as police dogs since this January. However, the general length for the police dog's term of service is only a year long, and the two toy poodle's service time is soon due. Let's have a look together to see how they're doing!
Do not underestimate the two adorable furry toy poodles, Carey and Fuka. They are the official police dogs at Tottori-Ken, specialised in helping the police in searching missing persons or capture criminals.
Last November, the police force at Tottori-Ken held the Police Dog Examination where Carey and Fuka first passed the test and joined the service this January. Maybe it's because they are too cute, for the past 10 months, they have became the ambassadors for the police and invovled in various charity work and were very popular among small children.
Recently in Japan, it's becoming frequent for small dogs to become police dogs. A couple years ago, there were Schnauzer dogs in Wakayama-Ken. In the same year, there was also one Chihuahua police dog in Nara-Ken. However, possibily being limited by their size, Fuka and Carey so far havne't had the opportunity to help out the plice in solving criminal cases.
Statistically, there have been more than 20 investigation cases which involve police dogs; however the majority of dogs invovled are either big or medium size dogs. Animal experts speculate that the advantages of small size dogs have been under-valued.
The term of service for police dogs is one year in length. Whether or not Carey and Fuka would be able to continue their service all depends on if they can pass the test which will be held this coming month. For this, Carey and Fuka have been practicing intensively, they woud like to prove that they have more to offer than just being cute, and that they have what it takes to become the polcie dogs.
(Content originally taken from Formosa News, Taiwan)