Are good quality K9s becoming more difficult to find?

Your WDR Hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, are honored to sit down with Air Force veteran and current K9 handler in New Canaan, Connecticut, David Rivera of Black Rock Canines, (which is a large importing kennel @BlackrockK9s and

The gents talk about the challenges of K9 supply & demand, buying dogs, future green dog sales, availability (or lack thereof) of dogs, the price of K9s, knowing your clients, and how a new 501c3 could change the way departments get dogs (keep reading!!)

Healthy, genetically-tested, U.S.A-bred dogs are hard to find. Dogs from other nations are often procured and deployed by the military and law enforcement at significant cost, only to find that their temperaments or preventable illnesses render these dogs unsuitable for service. Rivera founded Black Rock Canines to solve these challenges by establishing the first large-scale breeding program of high-performing, healthy, genetically-tested working dogs, service dogs, and pets in the U.S.A.

Rivera also started a foundation called American Detection Dog Foundation whose mission is to establish and run a working dog breeding/raising program in the United States. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe below; your donations will go directly to the raising of detection dogs right here in the United States of America  (If you can’t donate, be sure to follow them, and like/share/repost to help them get the word out there!)

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