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Soon, ‘friendly’ snuffelhonden at U.s. airports: Dogs with lop-ears are less intimidating
U.s. airports want the stress among travelers reduce by snuffelhonden with a friendlier to prevent. Currently, there are mainly German shepherds. The inspection service Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now training also dogs with lop-ears.

According to TSA, these dogs are friendlier. “Dogs with hanging ears are less intimidating and these dogs are better accepted," says TSA director David Pekoske in the Los Angeles Times.

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The TSA has a total of more than 900 teams of officers and snuffelhonden that passengers at airports screening or cargo and luggage behind the scenes investigations. About a third of these dogs, according to the TSA contact with passengers at airports. Currently set TSA mostly German and Malinois shepherds. But there are now also including Labradors, Golden Retrievers and Vizsla's are trained. When the dogs are effectively deployed, is still unknown.

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