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Nitro

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
Like my name, I am explosive. Fast and nippy, I dart all over the place. There is no ‘slow’ button to push on me. I like playing tug of war, being around children and dreaming of chasing birds.
Breed of dog
My breed
Springer- Kelpie
Dogs birthday
My birthday
2009
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
A rubber bone

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Chase

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
My handler and workmates think I am awesome. I’m one of the senior dogs and enjoy being at the airport and around the passengers.
Breed of dog
My breed
Springer- Kelpie
Dogs birthday
My birthday
2007
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Relaxing on the deck

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Bex

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I was born in Oxford in the South Island and went around the whole country training to become an explosive detector dog. Now I’m keeping people safe at Auckland airport. I love my job, I get to play heaps.
Breed of dog
My breed
GSP Beardie/Border Collie
Dogs birthday
My birthday
Valentine's Day 2016
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Playing tug-o-war

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Bella

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I am an energetic dog, originally from Gisborne. I was gifted to Avsec by HUHA, an animal rescue organisation. I love working to keep you safe at the airport and in the sky.
Breed of dog
My breed
German Shorthair Pointer
Dogs birthday
My birthday
March 2013
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
My squeaky rubber toy

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Jake

You'll find me sniffing around in

Wellington

My story
I was gifted to Avsec by the SPCA in Hokitika. Even though I am from a small town, I love working in the big city and am really good at my job.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador- Pointer X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
June 2012
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Swimming in my local river

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Benny

You'll find me sniffing around in

Wellington

My story
I was advertised on Trademe by a family in Paekakariki as a dog that had way too much energy for family life, but which makes me a great working dog.
Breed of dog
My breed
Huntaway- Kelpie X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
February 2012
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Retrieving sticks

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Reggie

You'll find me sniffing around in

Wellington

My story
I went from rags to riches! I was unwanted at the Wellington SPCA but the clever staff there spotted my potential, and I am now a member of the Avsec team keeping the skies safe!
Breed of dog
My breed
Huntaway X Lab
Dogs birthday
My birthday
November 2014
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Playing hide and seek

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Blaze

You'll find me sniffing around in

Wellington

My story
I was gifted to Avsec by HUHA, an animal rescue organisation. Despite being the biggest and strongest dog in the unit, I am a big softie at heart.
Breed of dog
My breed
Huntaway X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
January 2014
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Playing tug of war with my chewy toy

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Yogi

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I was gifted to Avsec from a family in Auckland. I love coming to work and am very social but incredibly focused when doing my job.
Breed of dog
My breed
Chocolate Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
May 2010
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Chasing any toy thrown for me

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Fiddy

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I came to Avsec from Timaru Council Dog Pound. I’m undeniably handsome and will search all day for any toy you hide from me.
Breed of dog
My breed
Springer Spaniel
Dogs birthday
My birthday
December 2012
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Tennis ball

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Star

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I am a Police-bred shepherd now working for Avsec. Sometimes I am a naughty cat-chaser but my high drive and energy makes me an ideal explosive detector dog.
Breed of dog
My breed
German Shepard
Dogs birthday
My birthday
August 2010
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Playing 'tug' with my bite roll

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Louie

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I was gifted to Avsec from a family in Auckland. I started work in Wellington before moving to Christchurch to help out after the earthquakes.
Breed of dog
My breed
German Shorthair Pointer
Dogs birthday
My birthday
November 2008
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Running!

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Jade

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I began work as a mobility dog but soon discovered that I love searching. I am now so good at my job that I’ve competed at the National NZ Police Dog Trials.
Breed of dog
My breed
Golden Retriever Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
April 2011
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Toy duck

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Pippa

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I am a young, energetic detector dog sourced from Dogwatch in Christchurch. I’m agile and have a fantastic nose.
Breed of dog
My breed
Heeler X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
February 2013
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Playing rugby with my handler

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Sammi

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I was gifted to Avsec by the SPCA in Hokitika. Sometimes I embarrass my handler by not sitting still when I am supposed to but we make a great team and love working together.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
November 2013
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Chewing on my squeaky Kong toy

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Taz

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I’m originally from the Wellington pound and I love my new job! Now I get to search for things all day long. On my days off I enjoy relaxing in the sun.
Breed of dog
My breed
Staffie X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
July 2014
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Eating and being around people

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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TJ

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I am a very energetic boy, originally from Christchurch. I now enjoy working in Auckland Airport, I am very fast but I have an excellent nose for searching.
Breed of dog
My breed
German Shorthaired Pointer/ Beardie X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
31 January 2015
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Eating raw hide chew bones

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Kane

You'll find me sniffing around in

Queenstown

My story
I was found at the Silverdale pound but now spend my days working hard and playing harder. On a hot day, I love being squirted with water from the hose!
Breed of dog
My breed
Border Collie
Dogs birthday
My birthday
May 2013
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
A black rubber cow’s teat

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Marley

You'll find me sniffing around in

Christchurch

My story
I was gifted to Avsec by HUHA. I have an extremely high drive and will search all day just to earn my toy. When I’m not searching I love to find the sunniest spot in the garden and catch a few rays!
Breed of dog
My breed
Staffie X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
July 2014
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Leather tug toy

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Ziva

You'll find me sniffing around in

Wellington

My story
I come from a breeder in Oxford, Canterbury, but now spend my days working and playing in our busy capital city. In my spare time I love to chill and count my spots.
Breed of dog
My breed
Collie X German Shorthaired Pointer
Dogs birthday
My birthday
January 2015
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Rubber teat

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Tilly

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I love to lounge under the sun and to dip my paws in my pool after a hard day’s work.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
September 2014
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
My rubber teat

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Ash

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I am a playful dog and came to Avsec from Pukekohe pound. Bursting with energy, I love coming to work with my handler. We are a great team.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
May 2014
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
A rolled up tea towel

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Shilo

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I was born in Australia but I prefer it here in NZ, protecting people who fly in airplanes. I love to chew anything that belongs to my handler because I like being a bit naughty.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
September 2014
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Anything my handler has!

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Jed

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I was born at Oakleaf Kennels. Some of my cousins are detector dogs too! I have lots of energy and love to work at the airport to keep passengers safe.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador GSP X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
7 July 2017
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Chasing my ball

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Hooper

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I was born in Australia before moving to Auckland to work at the airport where I love to search! At home I adore chewing on bones.
Breed of dog
My breed
Labrador
Dogs birthday
My birthday
22 April 2017
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
My blue ball

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Grace

You'll find me sniffing around in

Auckland

My story
I was found wandering the streets of Invercargill and given to the SPCA, who knew I would make a great working dog. My hidden talent is holding two tennis balls in my mouth, despite my petite size!
Breed of dog
My breed
Whippet Border Collie X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
9 May 2017
Dogs hobby
Favourite toy
Tennis ball

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

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Chloe

You'll find me sniffing around in

Queenstown

My story
I was found at the pound. I am super energetic and playful and love searching to keep everyone safe. Any toy I can play with is great but I love rubber teats! On my days off I like to explore.
Breed of dog
My breed
Staffy Boxer X
Dogs birthday
My birthday
2015
Dogs hobby
My hobby
Tug-o-war

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.

Did you know that my nose is so powerful that I could smell a juicy bone from over one kilometre away! I have special training that helps me use my super powers of smell to search bags and cargo to ensure that there is nothing dangerous on your aeroplane.