Guwahati/ 26th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Four new Belgian Malinois dogs join in the existing two-member dog squad to assist the anti-poaching operations in Kaziranga National Park and other rhino bearing areas of the State.
The dogs are getting trained under a dog-trainer from abroad. The training has been kept highly confidential and the canine commandos are likely to join the existing two in coming winters.
NGO Aaranyak had introduced the K9 sniffer dog unit support received from UK-based The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to assist anti-poaching measures in rhino bearing areas of Assam in 2011.
In past three-four years, the dog unit was assisting Kaziranga National Park authorities and was stationed in the Unesco World Heritage Site where there had been unabated incidents of poaching.
The Belgian Malinois breed has been successfully used as military working dog by American and European forces. The breed has shown exemplary performance in sniffing out explosives and drugs and also tracking down anti-government forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.