Retired MWD Brix became a supported hero and part of the Gizmo’s Gift family in Jan 2017 after Brix needed life saving surgery to remove a foreign body.
(Foreign body means that sweet Brix ingested something he should not have, as in not digestible). Thankfully he made a full recovery and is enjoying retirement life 🇺🇸❤️🐾 His owner and previous handler sent us this update: “He is 10 1/2 now and slowing down a little, but at times still acts like a pup. His favorite thing is to soak up the sun in the grass and chew on a toy. We went to visit family over the holidays and he couldnt get over the cat (cat was unharmed). He's had a good retirement and enjoying normal dog life.” Your donations help us to cover the monthly payments to his owner’s Care Credit balance from that surgery ❤️🐾🇺🇸🙏🏼 Thank you!! www.gizmosgift.org/donate
MWD Brix was whelped on 3 August 2007, and is a Belgian Malinois. He entered the USAF on 14 November 2008 and was certified as Explosive Detector Dog on 11 March 2009. Brix was assigned to Hill AFB on 1 September 2009 and has participated in two contingency deployments including Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait, and Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Brix served on 3 different US Secret Service Missions providing protection to the POTUS, Vice POTUS, and Israeli Prime Minister. Brix was also featured in a DOD training video teaching new DFR techniques. Brix retired on 09 Nov 2015 and has been enjoying retirement with his most recent handler in Utah. His most favorite new past time is camping and swimming.
Apparently we need to have a review of Rony’s Rules for being a decent human being since not everybody got the memo:
1-Don’t use meth
2-Don’t use heroin either
3-Don’t try to steal things from people
4-Shower or bathe regularly
Meet Leos Drbohlav!
CLASS: Fusion of an Old Craft and Modern Training Techniques
Raised by Josef Janos, his grandfather, who was decorated in 1954 as the best #K9handler in the Czechoslovakian #Military. Drbohlav has been training K9s since he was old enough to walk. He first appeared in front of the K9 community at the young age of four when he performed a demo at the North Bohemia Police Trial.
Today, he is an internationally renowned canine trainer and breeder with extraordinary ability in the training of working canines, canine trainers as well as the genetics associated with the breeding of working canines for use in military, law enforcement, and border patrol applications.
Mr. Drbohlav has trained with the leading experts in his field and is rightly considered an expert in the science of animal behavior. In this regard, he was asked to join the University in Koelin, Germany as a researcher in the study of detection. Mr. Drbohlav regularly conducts seminars throughout the United States and Europe for military personnel and law enforcement. He has individually titled fifteen canines of which seven were titled at the most demanding level.
4th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show
March 6, 7, 8 - 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada
ONE-DAY PASSES available for $150/day- Call (270) 534-0500 to register!
See YOU in #Vegas! The Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show in Las Vegas is the Official conference of Police K-9 Magazine ® #PK92018#vegasbaby#veteranownedandoperated#k9forlife#policek9#policek9magazine#policek9conference#k9seminar#k9conference#k9training#czechitout#k9unit#k9leadstheway#workingdog#truecanine#truecanineinternational#TCI
When I got up this morning I really didn’t know what to do. I knew there was nothing I could do to help K9 Mojo, his handler or Officer McCluen so I ran. I ran harder than I normally would. One mile for each of them. I hope they know they are not forgotten. #gsd#k9#workingdog#k9leadstheway#backtheblue