He can hold his breath underwater for a full minute and tightrope walk blindfolded — all he wants in return is a few biscuits and the occasional belly rub.
Mercy tracked the child's scent for more than a half-mile through "thick woods" before locating her.
After attracting national criticism for allegedly beating a police dog on camera, the officer is no longer allowed to work with dogs -- but still remains on the job.
Officer Craig Curry left his K9 partner Ike inside his patrol vehicle with the engine on while he went into the police headquarters building for a meeting in June 2020.
A 25 second clip posted on Facebook appears to show an officer sat on the canine in a parking lot, during what Vacaville Police Department said was a training exercise.
Brandon Harmon was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and second-degree criminal trespassing for taking a deputy's police dog in August.
Bodycam footage shows a police officer ordering his dog to "hit" Jeffrey Ryans, a 36-year-old Black man from Salt Lake City, even after Ryans is kneeling on the ground with his hands in the air.
The 2-year-old yellow lab named Ty tracks a certain odor that emits from both devices and SD cards that can be hidden in places where investigators might move overlooked.
Ten-year-old Josie Larson of Monticello, Minnesota, used her lemonade stand to raise more than $1,600 for her local police department to buy body armor for working dogs.
The dog was later euthanized by a local vet.
Police departments the world over buy well-trained dogs from a kennel in Smirice, Czech Republic.
Moscow's canine unit is testing the breed's suitability to police work.
A young German shepherd named Dobrynya is a replacement for the dog killed in a Paris police raid.