The Police Department Narcotics Bureau is searching for families who want to donate their dogs to be trained for various duties, according to a report by daily Milliyet. The department said donated dogs need to be up to 3 years old. The breed of the dog needs to be one of the following: German, Belgian or Dutch sheep dogs, Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever. The dogs also need to be playful, healthy, friendly and social.
The heading of the announcement is: Do you want your dog to become a police dog?
Rather than purchase such breeds from overseas, the police department is trying to satisfy its special trained K9 needs from local sources. Donated dogs go through certain tests before the successful ones are trained at the special K9 center in Gölbaşı, Ankara. It is believed, the announcement directly targets those families who have no idea what to do with newly born puppies.
Trained dogs will be used at various police bureaus and by the fire department.