Breed: Belgian Malinois
Special Skills: Explosive detection
Hey Calgary! I love to serve in keeping my home safe. My name is Kola, and I am a Belgian Malinois from Hungary. I am proud to say that I have an incredible sense of smell – hence my very important job in the CPS – I am an explosive detection dog. Not everyone can say that!
But when I am not sniffing out explosives, my favourite thing to do is to give hugs – well, and pester the other dog in the family, “Ninja”. I am full of energy and totally lovable. My handler might get annoyed with me occasionally though – I don’t exactly control all my energy and sometimes, well, I have selective hearing.
But you know what? I’m cute. And, well, some might even call me a Diva. While I don’t believe this myself, I have even been called stubborn and mischievous – imagine!
I probably didn’t make the best first impression – during training I went to the bathroom in the tactical office! Yikes…..who knew that’s what it was. Plus, I like to sleep on top of my kennel instead of inside it. They probably thought I was totally weird.
When my new family came to get me, I met Arzan – another K9 hero and we have a lot of fun. To tell you a little secret, my original name was “Mini”. I didn’t like that as much as the new name by popular demand, and one I chose myself - Kola.