10 x 60 - DISCOVERY’S QUEST RED
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: EMMA BARKER & KATIE BOYD
Meet the unsung heroes of the crime-fighting world. From spaniels able to sniff out drugs or explosives – to German shepherds that can track down suspects, police dogs help tackle 300,000 crimes every year in the UK.
Their chief weapon is their nose – estimated to be as much as 10,000 times more sensitive than humans. It means these canine crusaders can perform an array of astonishing feats… locating hidden drug stashes, uncovering bombs and guns, and identifying crucial evidence touched by just the tiniest whiff of human scent.
In the course of this brand new series we meet an incredible cast of sniffer dogs and their devoted police handlers. We not only demonstrate their achievements on duty, but reveal the deep and unbreakable bond between canine and officer. We follow their highs and lows, both on and off the job – and discover how this unique relationship is critical to these partnerships’ professional success.
We also feature other dog detectives working outside the police who are trained to combat crime. We meet a doggy duo trained to find black market tobacco for Trading Standards, and the fire investigation dog who can sniff out tell-tale signs of arson.