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The Making of a CIA K-9

Are you interested in learning more about the CIA K-9 Corps? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a CIA K-9? Here’s your chance to find out.

The Making of a CIA K-9,” the second installment in the lighthearted K-9 Cam series on the CIA Kids’ Page follows Chessie — one of the Agency’s newest explosive detection canine officers – as he shares his journey to become a CIA K-9. Chessie’s friend and mentor Bradley also makes an appearance to share her experience.

The new video highlights the training CIA canines receive from the “Puppies Behind Bars” and “Seeing Eye, Inc.” organizations and their CIA partners. Chessie takes you inside the training facility and shows you how it all works, from training exercises to searching suitcases and vehicles for dangerous substances. Did you know that CIA canines can sniff out 19,000 different explosive scents?

Chessie also talks about other aspects of a CIA K-9’s career, such as working overseas and coordinating with other agencies during emergencies.

To do all this, Chessie needs to be in top physical condition. Chessie takes you on a visit to the vet to show you how he takes his medicine like a champ. Chessie also shows you how he stays fit by playing and taking lots of walks.

Kids of all ages will enjoy this entertaining video while learning about the CIA K-9 Corps and the Agency’s mission.

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) produced this video to inform the public about the Agency and its mission. This video is the second in a series that features Agency canines introducing the public to CIA and how its employees work to keep the nation safe.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2011 09:06 AM
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019 03:44 PM