TSA says no more pointy-ear dogs, because they “scare kids”

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At least one report claims you might see fewer pointed-ear pups working with TSA agents next year.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, TSA administrator– David Pekoske– said the agency is making a conscious effort to use more floppy-ear dogs.

The Examiner reports Pekoske claimed passengers accept those canines better and they do not scare children. On its website, the TSA says it trains seven breeds for its program.

Those includes pointed-ear breeds like German Shepherds or Belgian Malinois and those with floppy ears like Labrador or Golden Retrievers. The canines help with screening passengers and cargo.

The TSA notes it has more than more than 900 canine teams working nationwide.

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