They scramble down narrow tunnels, clamber up metal stairs in the dark and negotiate tricky spaces to get the job done.

For their effort, they always get the same reward: a slobbery toy.

Tennis balls, jute ropes and plastic bones were more visible than handcuffs or guns at police dog and handler training last week in Brooks and Stayton.

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This spaniel-like breed has a slightly elongated but well-balanced body, a wide head, and a muzzle tapering towards the nose. Its coat is long, sleek, and well feathered, and is seen in dappled colours of black, brown, orange, and blue.

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This lightly-built, well-proportioned dog has well-feathered ears, a slightly wavy, moderate-length coat, and pronounced fringing to the ears, legs, chest, and tail. In general appearance it is not unlike a small setter with a long, bushy tail.

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The coat of this medium-sized, strongly built breed appears long, mainly because of fringes present on the ears. These extend down the neck, and on the legs and tail. When walking, the tail is extended horizontally, and is slightly curled at the tip, but it is held down when the dog is at rest.… Read the full post here