“Axel”- Axel, is a two year old malanois from the Netherlands. Axel is trained to track and sniff out drugs as well as serving as handler protection. Axel is also trained in the Dutch language.
Deputy Kyle Craig’s partner “Nitro” is a Dutch Shepherd also trained in the Dutch language.
Both Axel and Nitro had their obedience training in Miami, Florida at US K9 Academy.
The dogs completed narcotics, tracking, and criminal apprehension training.
Along with the regular patrol, Axel also works with schools during “Red Ribbon Week” each year. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in October in schools across the nation to support students making healthy choices, being positive role models and not to use illegal drugs or the illegal use of legal drugs.