A Saskatchewan police dog has proved she’s the best in Canada when it comes to tracking criminals.
Daxa and her handler, Const. Kelsey Bighetty, from the Prince Albert Police Service competed at the 2017 National Championship Canine Trials last weekend.
“Pretty proud of Daxa, we owe it to dedication, teamwork and the bond we have,” Bighetty said in a news release.
The Canadian Police Canine Association event took place in Edmonton with 42 teams from 14 agencies across Canada.
Daxa competed in all the events, including tracking, searching buildings and compounds, searching for evidence as well as detecting drugs and explosives events.
They also demonstrated criminal takedowns and displays of obedience. At the end of it all, Daxa was awarded first place in tracking.
“It shows she’s an awesome tracking dog and it just shows she’s one of the best and she’s proven it,” Bighetty said.
The pair has competed before, coming in fourth place three years ago and placing second in last year’s contest.
Bighetty is especially proud of winning first in the tracking event which he said, among handlers, is one of the most distinguished profiles to win.
– With files from paNOW.com.