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Bomb Defusing Cute Little Dog – The Jack Russell Terrier Dog Who Sniff Out Russian Mines

When he is as cute as a Jack Russell Terrier and tough enough to sniff out and locate any Russian mine, there is no wonder why the internet is going crazy over him. This is about the Ukrainian military dog, Patron. The little dog can be seen starting at a Russian mine it had found, wearing a little Ukrainian military vest here.

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Dogs are really useful in this kind of mission due to their keen sense of smell. They have been employed for this job since WWII. Smells of explosives and chemicals leak from mines despite how well they are wrapped and military dogs like Patron are trained to locate them by sniffing out.

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Image source: @patron_dsns / Instagram

Not all dog breeds are up to this job though. There are several dog breeds that are perfect for this job like German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers and so on. They are relatively better at honing in on certain smells and distinguishing them from background smells compared to other dogs. However, Jack Russell Terrier dogs are not very common in this field.

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According to the director for the American K-9, William Cronin, we still haven’t built a machine that can replace dogs on this job.

“There’s no substitute for the detection of a dog. There’s no machine built yet that can reciprocate what a dog can do,” he said. “When you go into your grandmother’s kitchen, you smell stew. The dog goes into your grandmother’s kitchen, he smells carrots, pepper, tomatoes, and lettuce,” the director said further. In around 23 countries, there are over 750 dogs working in human demining programs.

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Image source: @patron_dsns / Instagram

Source of the information: www.today.com

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