27/3/2004 – 27/3/2019
Dixie served with Fife Police/Police Scotland from 2011 to 2013
Handler PC Law
Dixie was trained as a PD as an older dog as I needed a dog in a hurry. She easily made the grade and worked in Fife. Being all black she was great on a night shift for creeping up on people.
She was an excellent working dog but knew how to switch off at the end of her shift. She loved nothing more than cuddling up on the couch when she thought no one was watching.
Handler PC Meikle
PD Yodi qualified December 2004 in Lothian and Borders Police and worked with on the street for 8 years retiring December 2012.
He thereafter lived at home with his handler, Sweep and Cali. He died in December 2015. He was an amazing police dog, saving lives, finding criminals, recovering evidence, detaining fleeing criminals and violent offenders on many occasions.
Handler PC Meikle
Police dog Sweep, won the order of merit medal for his outstanding services to the Police. He was trained in drugs, cash and firearms and was the only Poison detection dog in Britain.
He was trained in finding carbofuren which was used to poison birds of prey.
His handler got him as a puppy and he was operational from April 2007 to October 2015 when he retired at 10 years old. He died in September 2017 he had to be put to sleep as he had cancer.
Service – April 2012 – January 2019
Handler PC Farndell
Slaine became a trainee pup with Strathclyde Police at 3 months old and lived with his handler. He licenced with Police Scotland.
He was a formidable character, not to be messed with who loved his job.
He is enjoying his retirement on Isle of Barra with his handler.
Handler Sgt Moffat
PD Barley served with Strathclyde Police and Police Scotland for 9 1/2 years as a Specialist Drugs Dog. She was one of the last pups to be bred by Strathclyde Police.
Barley retired to her handler.
Service March 2014 – February 2017
Handler PC McNab
Cargo was a natural hunter and did well in his role as a PD, bagging many criminals and property finds.
Cargo found numerous missing persons and on one occasion saved a lady’s life who he located unconscious in wasteland.
16.01.09 – 04.06.18
Handler – PS Westmorland
Service 18/11/10 to 29/02/16
Ghillie suddenly and unexpectedly developed an abcess in his prostrate and he sadly passed shortly after surgery.
As a Victim Recovery Dog he was involved in many searches for missing persons throughout Scotland. Notably he was part of a mutual aid team to Dwfed-Powys Police that assisted in the search for young April Jones in Wales. He then became a TV star and can be seen on a BBC Crimewatch programme replicating the work of the VR dogs and how they assisted the investigation into the murder of Suzanne Pilley in Edinburgh.
At home his favourite toy was still his ball and he enjoyed long walks on the beach and play with his fur siblings Brodie and RPD Jura. He had the waggiest tail and enjoyed taking himself for a walk carrying his lead.
Served with Strathclyde Police from 2004 until his retiral in 2010.
A true police dog who gave no quarter! Sadly put to sleep in 2012 due to poor health. A legend in Ayrshire!
A drugs, cash and firearms detection dog for Strathclyde Police. Retired in 2013 and was sadly put to sleep in early 2018!