Special Breed is Russia’s Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

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Terror attacks around the globe are being prevented every month thanks to furry security experts with sharp senses for detecting explosives and weapons.

Man’s four-legged friends can be found on the front line in the fight against terror, and a Russian airport has deployed a special breed of bomb sniffing dogs. Their handlers say the husky/jackal mix is perfectly suited for the job: husky genetics allow for extended periods of work in cold temperatures, and the jackal is known for having one of the most powerful sniffers in the dog world.

A demonstration proves the effectiveness of the program when plastic explosives are planted in a briefcase: scouring the crowds for contraband, a detector dog locks on to the target in a matter of minutes.