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Spokane Police welcome new K9 Daisy

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Daisy the Bloodhound will help track missing children and adults for the Spokane Police Department (PHOTO: SPD) Daisy the Bloodhound will help track missing children and adults for the Spokane Police Department (PHOTO: SPD)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

She's the newest member of the Spokane police department, but her bark doesn't have much of a bite.  Instead she'll use her nose to do her job.     

"It actually took almost two months to find a dog that was gonna work," says Sgt. Jason Reynolds of the K9 bloodhound, Daisy.    Sgt. Reynolds is Daisy's partner and says he can already tell it's going to be a great working relationship. 

"Most of the time she know what she's doing so it's me trying not to mess it up," says Sgt. Reynolds.  Daisy has a different job than the other K9 officers.  She'll be used for search and rescue, and will track missing kids and vulnerable adults. 

"When her nose is down on the ground all the loose skin on her head wrinkles forward," says Sgt. Reynolds.  "Between those wrinkles, her ears and her big jowls it creates like a 'scent cone'."

The Sgt. says the pair is still trying to get used to one another's habits.   

"She's a little rambunctious at the wrong times, late at night and very early in the morning, and the rest of the day she just sleeps," says Reynolds.   "Unless she's training." 

Daisy will train until summer when she hits the streets to start work. 

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