Two new police dogs have completed their six-week training programme and are ready to start their new careers with Greater Manchester police.
The pups, which scout out drugs, firearms, and cash, have been training in busy environments meeting other people and dogs.
Both pups have both passed and are now ready for action and will be out on the streets of Greater Manchester with their new handlers.
Here’s them both together on graduation day. We’re not sure who looks more proud, Murphy and Aayla or their handlers! pic.twitter.com/Zh7V728p2v
— GMP Tactical Dog Unit (@GMPDogs) December 3, 2019
Aayla is a 15-month old Springer Spaniel who was born at GMP and bred specifically to be a police dog.
GMP said: “Despite her subdued look, she is a bundle of energy and power.
“She also has a natural ability to search as shown on her course when she visited venues across Greater Manchester.
“Her nose has already led her to many successful finds in her training.
She has a bright future ahead and will work with her handler, PC Mark Richardson.”
Murphy, a two-year-old Springador, found himself in the care of Spaniel Aid, who are a charity that helps rehome dogs.
He is a very clever dog and the charity thought he was best suited to a working role so he started his working life at GMP.
Over the last few months he has visited Manchester Airport and Piccadilly train station and met lots of people.
He has taken everything in his stride and is very popular and will be working with his handler, PC Rob Kinley.