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This Hungarian Vizsla is the Minnesota Capitol's new bomb-sniffing dog

06:00 - 23 January 2016


Author: S.Zs.


Category: Lifestyle




Meet Matka, the new member of Minnesota Capitol's security staff. The Hungarian Vizsla lady will help her collegues detect possible bombs.



Matka, the Vizsla watches carefully
Matka, the Vizsla watches carefully
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The young Vizsla has become a K-9 bomb-sniffing dog following a 10-week special training. "Matka is the only one in our canine team, who is trained to sniff out explosives"- explained Kaj Meinhardt, state trooper. There are 12 dogs in the Capitol's security team.
 
Matka, the Vizsla lady cheered up people at her welcome party
Matka, the Vizsla lady cheered up people at her welcome party
Photo: facebook.com/startribune
State Governor Tina Smith introduced the dog during a welcome day, where Matka let all the participants pet her. But the work has already begun and from now on it's Matka's responsibility to take care of thousands of people in and around the Capitol. 
She and Meinhardt gave a little insight into their everday tasks in the form of a short performance. 
 
There's always time for a little fun - Matka enjoys the attention
There's always time for a little fun - Matka enjoys the attention
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Her name means "mother" in Czech. And that is what her collegues await her to do: keep them safe and protect them from danger. Last summer the Capitol had to be emptied because of two suspicious packs - luckily none of them contained bombs. 

Source: bismarcktribune.com, startribune.com
Index image source: facebook.com/startribune

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