(2) Reason for transfer.
(3) Statement regarding the dog's temperament.
(4) A report by the responsible veterinarian of a recent complete
physical examination (within 14 days).
This must include a statement that
the animal has no contagious disease. It should also be stated that the dog
has no health problems that prevent it from being placed in training
The veterinarian's report will be very specific in certain
parts of the examination.
These would be the parts about the presence or
symptoms of hip dysphasia.
The report should include (should the
veterinarian deem necessary) the results of radiological examination.
(5) A report of a blood test done, within the past 30 days, for
filarial worms. A concentration technique, such as the Knott's method, must
(6) A report of a recent feces examination for intestinal parasitism.
(7) Dates of the most recent immunization against rabies, canine
distemper and infectious canine hepatitis, and leptospirosis.
products used in each case.
(8) Statement as to whether a crate is required for shipment of the
a. Patrol dog teams are the most versatile canine assets available.
This is due to their stable temperament and multiple skills.
these attributes, they function effectively in many facets of law enforcement
or physical security operations.
b. Versatility is a valuable commodity in any resource.
dogs, it is probably their most important trait.
They can expand law
enforcement capabilities of an Army post; they can increase the physical
These capabilities have been combined into one type of
police working dog. Therefore, flexibility of employment is achieved; total
cost effectiveness becomes attainable; and full use of each dog handler's
police training is assured. Complete uniformity in performance among various
teams is not possible, but all patrol dogs are able to perform many tasks in
an acceptable way.
(1) Detect presence of unauthorized personnel.
(2) Alert handler to presence of intruders.
(3) Attack on command.
(4) Cease attack on command.