A question I often get asked, "can a detection dog screen shipping containers effectively without having to use air sampling equipment" ?

My answer is without a doubt, yes, detection dogs from my experience are the best way to screen shipping containers and I don't believe an air sampling kit is needed.

Multi award-winning search dog instructor Stu Phillips is to speak as a guest instructor at the 11th annual international K9 Cop Magazine conference and vendor show, taking place in Nashville Tennessee on the 13th, 14th and 15th September 2022.



Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been seized in Kent, thanks to specialist tobacco search dogs from Wales based B.W.Y Canine Ltd. During the two day operation in Dover and Margate, one person was arrested and tobacco, mobile phones and a car was seized. The multi-agency operation was part of the national Operation CeCe crackdown on illegal tobacco supply and distribution. 

More than 40,000 illegal cigarettes and nearly 24kg of counterfeit tobacco seized, thanks to specialist search dog Cooper. 

Search dogs from Pembrokeshire based B.W.Y Canine Ltd have located over £300,000 worth of illegal tobacco products during a joint operation with Sheffield Trading Standards and Greater Manchester Police.
Veteran sniffer dog Yoyo a working cocker spaniel joined forces with Cooper a fox red Labrador to identify more than half a million illegal cigarettes and over 2000 pouches of hand rolling tobacco, hidden in shipping containers in Rochdale.


B.W.Y Canine Ltd

Iscoed Farm, Llandissilio, Pembrokeshire. SA66 7TN



Tel: +44 (0) 1437 563 999

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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