Extraordinary talent does not go unnoticed when it comes to dogs. Dogs capable of amazing feats are often put to good use by the military or police force. However, sometimes there are special cases when a dog owned by a civilian can also participate in police work. The following story shows an example of how this works.
A Belgian Malinois named Jesper became the talk of the town for her amazing ability to find missing people or objects. She’s extremely athletic, which makes it easy for her to navigate around obstacles. She’s also very obedient and disciplined, thanks to her dedicated owner.
Jesper’s ability that stands out the most is her keen sense of smell. She can lock on to any smell, no matter how faint it is. This is why she’s a great dog for tracking. This ability allowed her to become a civil police dog in South Korea.
A civil police dog is a unique role. Jesper is the type of working dog who is only called to service when needed. When she’s not on a mission, she’s a regular companion dog. Most police dogs are always on duty, but that’s not the case for her because she’s special.
One time Jesper demonstrated her abilities to a filming crew. During that time, she was asked to find a small object hidden in a large enclosed area. To no one’s surprise, it only took her seconds to find the object. They repeated this exercise several times while putting the object in different locations, and Jesper found the object every time.
What Jesper demonstrated for the filming crew was only a fraction of her ability. Her greatest skill was demonstrated when her handler took her to a reservoir. She had to locate something thrown into the water. The act of smelling something at the bottom of the reservoir seemed impossible, but Jesper proved otherwise.
The entire documentation of how this dog did the impossible can be found linked below. A television network called SBS TV filmed the entire stunt and uploaded it on their YouTube channel.
Video courtesy of SBS TV Animals via YouTube.