You read that headline correctly. Corgis are currently being trained by a Moscow police unit in order to eventually sniff out bombs and other contraband.
Although they might be so cute that the hardened criminals of Russia probably won’t be intimidated, the funny idea could actually work. Corgis have great noses, and their adorable tiny legs help them get into areas that other drug dogs, like German Shepherds, would have a hard time getting into.
According to Elena Haikova of the Moscow Police Canine Unit: “We have two pups, one of whom is two months old, the other is six months old. It is not certain that they will be able to join the ranks of service dogs, but even if they don’t the experiment will be interesting for everyone. We will try out the breed in search operations.”
For now only time will tell if the Moscow police force will see these cuddly Corgis hit the streets or not.