Police working dogs show off skills in Hohhot

China Military
Zhang Tao

HOHHOT, October 28 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (APF) recently held the Second Police Working Dog Skill Contest at an APF police working dog base in Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

During the contest, a total of 116 dog handlers together with their 116 dogs from 46 APF troops throughout China staged splendid competitions. The APF started to hold the police working dog skill contest once every two years since 2014.

As compared with the first contest, this year's contest focused on pushing the APF police working dog detachment to constantly upgrade its capabilities of performing diversified duties.

The contest set up 16 subjects in 5 categories for all participating police working dogs, including the common subjects of passing through obstacles and picking up objects with their mouths, the applicable subjects of searching for drugs from human bodies, attacking and biting at night, and searching for explosives in vehicles as well as the actual-combat subjects of rescuing hostages and searching at ruins, which almost covered all the professional training contents for police working dogs and really tested the coordinated combat capabilities between humans and dogs.

After experiencing three-day fierce competition, 23 police working dog handlers from 17 APF troops reaped awards for different subjects.

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