Detection dogs are known for their excellent sense of smell, and now one has started work at a Scottish whisky distillery.

Rocco, an 18 month old Working Cocker Spaniel is being used to identify imperfections in whisky casks at the Grant's Whisky distillery in Girvan in Ayrshire.

Specially trained tobacco dogs from Pembrokeshire company B.W.Y Canine Ltd have given trading standards a helping paw in their search for smuggled and fake tobacco products across the county.

An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illegal tobacco across the county has made seizures in North Staffordshire.

Officers from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service raided four premises, including one in Leek and three in Newcastle under Lyme.


A specially-trained tobacco detection dog has helped police and Trading Standards officers uncover a haul of illegal substances across Wearside.

Tobacco detection dogs Cooper and Yoyo accompanied Sunderland City Council's team and Northumbria Police as they carried out visits to retail premises across the city.

A large amount of illegal tobacco has been seized by North Tyneside Council's Trading Standards team from a shop in Wallsend. Specialist search dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine were called in to assist with the operation.

Raids on premises in Benwell, Byker and Heaton netted 32,000 illegal cigarettes and over a kilogram of alleged illicit hand rolling tobacco. 

Tobacco and cash detection dogs from specialist search dog company B.W.Y Canine were called in to assist Trading Standards and Police. 

BWY Canine

Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is now 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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