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Heroic French dog sniffs out award

2011-11-09 17:37

Bordeaux - A French police dog credited with sniffing out 1 700 drugs suspects was on Wednesday decorated with a medal for bravery and dedication at a ceremony in the city of Bordeaux.

Aldo, a Belgian Malinois sheepdog, has been behind 1 700 arrests since he started working for the Bordeaux police department in 2006 - almost one a day - and 475 arrests this year alone.

"Aldo is a police dog with an absolutely remarkable career," said regional police chief Patrick Stefanini.

Regional public security official Pierre-Marie Bourniquel said that less than a dozen police dogs had been decorated in France.

Aldo's handler Didier Hude did not receive a medal.

Comments
  • Winsome - 2011-11-09 19:44

    Congratulations to Aldo and his handler! What a lovely story and a wonderful achievement.

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