Hi there, my name is Lyric. I’m a golden retriever and the first of my kind to be a member of the Central Intelligence Agency K-9 Corps. I weigh 50 pounds and I was born on February 4, 2008, in Morristown, New Jersey.
Before I was given the chance to be a part of the K-9 Corps, I was being trained as a guide dog for the blind. To be honest with you, I found that too slow and there were just too many rules. So, one day I was give the chance to show a few people what kind of dog I was, and boy, did I shine.
After enduring several months of training at the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) center where I learned to identify different explosive odors, I was introduced to CIA K-9 Officer Chris. From that moment on, I knew that he was more then the guy who would feed me when I found explosives, he was my partner and my best friend.
After we finished our training, Officer Chris took me home to meet my new brother, Remington. He’s a black Lab. Remington and I love chasing each other around the back yard and inside the house. After a long day at work, Officer Chris and I go home and relax in front of the TV. What a life!
If you ever see me working, please ask Officer Chris if it’s OK before you come pet me and say “hi.”