Best Police Dog Breeds

Most common police dog. Very smart, agile and strong. Excellent scent detection and work ethic.

German Shepherd

High energy herding dogs with keen intelligence. Often used for search and rescue or apprehension.

Belgian Malinois  

The most popular detection dogs. Exceptional scent tracking ability and focused temperament.  

Labrador Retriever 

Unrivaled scent tracking due to their 300 million scent receptors. Used for search and investigations.


Closely related to GSDs. Agile, durable and focused. Great police or military working dogs.  

Dutch Shepherd

Large powerful guard dogs with natural protectiveness and confidence. Often used for suspect apprehension.


Energetic, fearless and responsive. Known for scent detection, search, and guard duties.

Doberman Pinscher  

Top Dogs for Active Senior Owners