About Us


About B.W.Y Canine Ltd 

Established in 2009, B.W.Y Canine Ltd is a leading world-wide provider of specialist detection dog services.

We work internationally, offering full Project Management, Consultancy, Comprehensive Training and Operational Detection Dog Services. Our principles and procedures are based on the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Police Dog Assessment Model.

We are able to assist with any detection dog project or programme, regardless of size or operational complexity.

Our clients include Police Forces, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries, Trading Standards, the third largest Port Authority in the UK and a range of private companies.

B.W.Y Canine management and staff possess a wealth of knowledge and operational experience unrivalled within the detection dog sector.

Stuart Phillips, B.W.Y Canine’s founder, has spent over 23 years training and operating with detection dogs. He has worked with and been trained by some of the best dog handlers, trainers and instructors in the world. In a consultancy role Stuart can help you establish a dog unit and is able to advise you on every aspect of such a project, from procuring and training dogs and selecting handlers, right through to kennel design and operational tasking matters.  

The B.W.Y Canine team consists of highly qualified, widely experienced former Police and Military specialists licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and in possession of enhanced vetting status with the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All team members handle their own dogs and are comfortable operating within hostile environments and crime scenes.

Our instructors have previously been qualified POLSAs, Counter Terrorist Search Advisors, CBRN Officers, ACPO accredited Dog Instructors and experienced military working dog handlers and trainers.

B.W.Y Canine’s talented dogs are capable of detecting explosives, firearms, drugs, cash, tobacco, meat/products of animal origin, live bodies, human remains and bodily fluids.

If you need to set up a new dog section or have identified additional or bespoke training requirements for your existing dog section, B.W.Y Canine can offer the level and depth of consultancy required to ensure a seamless project conclusion.

We provide Training Days in single or multiple blocks, tailored to the specific needs of your department or service and custom-designed for you, your dogs and your team or unit. Stuart can deliver training at our UK dog training centre or anywhere in the world. 

Stuart is also available to deliver highly informative Seminars covering a wide variety of topics, again designed to meet the requirements of the audience and pitched from basic to advanced levels. Typically, Seminars delivered by Stuart range between one to three days and can be delivered internationally. 

About Stuart Phillips, Multi-Award Winning Dog Handler, Trainer & Instructor 

Stuart’s entry into law enforcement began when he joined the Police aged 18.

In 1999 he started his dog handling career, training with Military Working Dogs (MWDs) at the British Army’s Defence Animal Centre and competing at the MOD Police and Guarding Agency National Dog Trials with his MWD, Kaiser.

In 2009 Stuart made the decision to establish his company, B.W.Y Canine Ltd.

At his base in Wales in the UK, Stuart has kennels and a training facility to accommodate around 25 dogs. Working Cocker Spaniels and English Springer Spaniels are his breeds of choice for detection dogs, and he supplies green, trained, and part-trained dogs to a number of law enforcement clients in the UK and globally. 

Having handled and trained working dogs specialising in the location of explosives, drugs, firearms, cash, tobacco and mobile phones for almost 25 years, Stuart’s operational expertise is unrivalled.

Tobacco detection dogs trained by him have been used all over the UK by Police, Customs and local government law enforcement officers to successfully locate illegal tobacco products and cigarettes worth over 25 million pounds.

For two years Stuart assisted the UK Border Agency in France, working and training live body detection dogs to locate illegal immigrants trying to cross the English Channel on ferries.

Stuart and two of his Explosive Detection Dogs (EDDs) Chester and Pip worked at the 2012 London Olympics, ensuring that Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and other high-profile venues were free from explosive threats. 

Since 2013, Stuart has focused on the training of tobacco detection dogs and was awarded a commendation in 2019 for his outstanding work with law enforcement agencies in the UK.

In 2020 Stuart trained the world’s first “whisky dogs” for Grant’s, one of oldest and largest whisky makers in Scotland.

Working with Master Blender Brian Kinsman, Stuart trained working Cocker Spaniels Rocco and Bran to assist with quality control by identifying imperfections with casks. That’s as much as we can tell you, as the odours Rocco and Bran were taught to sniff out are top secret!

Stuart has delivered training and seminars to dog handlers and other canine professionals in the UK, Croatia, Bosnia, Latvia, France, Denmark, Indonesia and America.

Stuart is usually asked to work with government agencies and services, but in recent years his knowledge and expertise has been requested by Interpol, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

He is honoured to be the official auditor and independent assessor for the first wildlife detection dog unit to be established in Indonesia. Working with the WCS and the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, Stuart has assisted in developing and progressing the use of detection dogs to help tackle the nation’s illegal wildlife trade. As the project auditor for the WCS wildlife detection dog unit, Stuart has advised and co-ordinated everything from kennel builds to the operational deployment of wildlife detection dog teams.

Stuart enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with like-minded dog trainers and handlers, and with interested members of the public. In addition to his consultancy work and training delivery, he is regularly invited to give talks, after-dinner speeches and demonstrations at dog training conferences and seminars in the UK and internationally.

Stuart has featured on numerous television and news programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky News. He recently appeared in his dog handler capacity in the Dog Detectives series commissioned by the Discovery Channel's Quest Red. Dogs trained by Stuart also make regular appearances in the media in recognition of their work.

Career highlights:

  • In 2008 Stuart received a medal from the Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police for his contribution to policing. 
  • In 2017 Stuart received a commendation from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute in recognition of his outstanding work as a dog handler and trainer in assisting law enforcement agencies to locate and seize millions of pounds-worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes.
  • In September 2019, Stuart and one of his detection dogs, Scamp, received a Special Commendation from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group for their assistance in tackling the illegal tobacco trade in the UK.
  • In October 2019 Stuart and two of his detection dogs, Scamp and Yoyo, received a High Sheriff Commendation from West Mercia Police and the High Sheriff of Herefordshire. The award recognised the trio’s continued support to West Mercia Police with regards to law enforcement and the disruption of serious organised crime.

B.W.Y Canine Ltd

Iscoed Farm, Llandissilio, Pembrokeshire. SA66 7TN



Tel: +44 (0) 1437 563 999

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BWY Canine

Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is a leading supplier of specialist detection dogs for UK and international clients. B.W.Y CANINE provides a range of sniffer dog services to a very diverse range of clients for detecting Drugs, Explosives, Firearms and Counterfeit Tobacco. Our clients include Police Services, Trading Standards, Private Companies, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries and the 3rd largest Port Authority in the UK.

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