Sergeant Lowndes and his K-9 partner take part in dog challenge aired on ESPN2


Lowndes County Staff Sgt Jared Davis and his K-9 partner Bella recently competed in the AKC / USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge. The challenge highlighted the work of the dogs and their owners. The AKC / USPCA K9 Sense Dog Challenge airs on ESPN2 on Sunday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

Original American Kennel Club press release:

The American Kennel Club (AKC ®), the world’s largest registry of purebred dogs and the leading advocate for all dogs, is delighted to announce that the very first AKC / USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge will air on ESPN2 on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. ET. The event, organized by the AKC and the United States Police Canine Association, brings together the best
of the best narcotics and explosives detection dogs from across the country to demonstrate the important role dogs play in law enforcement and the safety of our country.

“We are delighted to host this exciting event with the USPCA,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s amazing to see these dogs in action and to show viewers their training and precision. We can’t wait to share it with the ESPN2 audience.

The event took place on November 15 at the PNC Arena, where ten teams of narcotics dogs and ten teams of explosives detection dogs competed to see which could find their respective substance – illegal narcotics and explosive substances – the most. quickly. The teams overcame the obstacles and sorted the distractions to find the hidden objects. They were rated on the accuracy of their research, the perfection of their alert (telling the handler where the skin is), and the discovery itself (a combination of the dog and handler‘s ability to accurately tell judges where the skin).

Tune in to the AKC / USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge on Sunday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET. Check with your local provider for ESPN2 channel information. To learn more about AKC events, visit To learn more about the USPCA, visit

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