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Every dog has his day!

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Meet Cooper, the latest new recruit to the Staffordshire Police Dog Support Unit!

Cooper is our first ever Staffordshire Bull Terrier and comes to us from the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre.

He was selected for us by Lee Webb, dog trainer for Avon and Somerset Police, who has close links with the Taunton based animal centre and has experience in training Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The two-year-old terrier will be in training for the next six to eight weeks.

Cooper's trainer, John Maunders of the Staffordshire Police Dog Support Unit said: "We're delighted to welcome Cooper to Staffordshire Police as our very first Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

"He's got a long way to go yet though and the standard of training is extremely high.

"If he passes with flying colours, Cooper will specialise in helping officers search for drugs, firearms and cash."

You can follow Cooper's progress and adventures on his very own Twitter account @PoliceDogCooper

12 Mar 2018 14:53:35 GMT
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Dog Training
Posted by: Sue Cox | 14 March 2018, 10:27AM
I'm was so happy to see that Staffordshire Police are training Cooper, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to become a Police Dog. This breed often receive very bad press but in my experience are very loving and intelligent dogs. Well done.