Police dept. using pit bull as K-9 cop, hoping to change breed's perception

STAFFORD, Kan. -- A police agency in Kansas has a unique K-9 on the job.  It’s a pit bull, and it’s apparently already made his first bust. And now the dog’s handlers are trying to change the breed’s perception.

Kano graduated from Universal K9, a San Antonio organization that trains pit bulls to be drug-sniffing dogs.  According to the Wichita Eagle, Kano, who is now working for the Stafford, Kansas police department made his first drug best earlier this week.

Kano went through an 8-week program at Universal K-9, then a 2-week handler’s course.  He’s now trained to locate marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin and ecstasy.

The Stafford Police Department says they’re out to change the perception of pit bulls.  According to a Facebook post on the department’s page, “Just like people dogs are individuals too! Kano and I plan to get out there and help try to change the bad name that so many have given the Pit Bull.”

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