the Dogs for Defense K-9


A large part of why Dogs for Defense is in this business is because of their love for dogs, and more importantly their love of working with dogs. It is this passion that has led Dogs for Defense to the trademarked “Dog First” philosophy. The philosophy is simple, a better cared for dog, is a better performing dog. Dogs for Defense will always strive to provide the best for their dogs. 

Dogs for Defense K-9s are trained to the highest standards by some of the world’s best trainers. The K-9s are partnered with experienced handlers and undergo lifetime training. All Dogs for Defense K-9 teams are independently certified annually. Teams are certified by the US Army, the National Police Canine Association or other outside organizations depending on their contract requirements and specialty.

All Dogs for Defense detection dogs are single purpose, meaning that they have no cross training in bite or apprehension work. This enables our teams to work closely with the public, in large crowds, work around children and avoid any work stoppages that are common place with military and police dual purpose dogs.



Please visit the K-9 Memorial Page to learn about the special Dogs for Defense K-9s that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. You will also find a special tribute to K-9 Adak- the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Winner in the Military Category.