Jack Russell terrier is hero explosives sniffer dog of Ukrainian military

Jack Russell terrier is hero explosives sniffer dog of Ukrainian military. image: facebook - DSNS

The Ukrainian military has a new hero, a Jack Russell terrier who is an explosives sniffer dog

A Jack Russell terrier, in recent days, has become one of the new heroes of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. His name is ‘Patron’ and he is in charge of sniffing out and detecting mines and explosives laid by Russian troops.

Dressed in a tiny military vest, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service (DSNS) has been boasting on social networks about the amazing exploits of this incredible canine since the war began. They are hailing him as one more member of the special anti-bomb team. Between the military’s bomb disposal units, and ‘Patron’, they have already deactivated about 90 explosive devices.

“He is two years old. He is the soul and the mascot of our Chernigov pyrotechnicians”, is how the DSNS introduces their little ‘Patron’. Everywhere the Ukrainian special team go, this smart terrier accompanies them.

“By the way, he likes cheese a lot, so our boys are taking advantage of the occasion and are pampering him, to locate the mines and explosives”, they add on the social network post.

Thanks to their powerful sense of smell, dogs are often highly effective at detecting explosives or gunpowder, not only at airports but also in emergency settings. There are believed to be more than 750 dogs working in mine detection programs in some 23 countries.

Since World War II, dogs have been used for these special missions. The olfactory system in the dog brain is about 40 times larger than in humans, as reported by larazon.es.

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Chris King

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    • Wyn H

      21 March 2022 • 14:36

      Dogs are FANTASTIC!

      Reply
    • Gary p dormer

      27 March 2022 • 13:41

      Jack Russells are lovely dogs and very clever and full of life

      Reply
    • John columb

      19 April 2022 • 23:28

      Our JR got a good Nose I just have to say mouse or rabbit and he’s off on the hunt , but by showing your JR off to the world every JR the Russians see it will be a target over there

      Reply
    • christiechanning

      12 May 2022 • 11:17

      Good morning
      May Patron have a wonderfull life with his Current Owner,may we never forget that God entrusted Patron to his Owner,may their Daily Lifes Be Blessed and may good things be part of their daily Life.
      STAY SAFE TAKE CARE
      parow west cape town south africa

      Reply

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