A pack of twelve Doberman Pinschers have arrived in Canberra to begin their role of patrolling the new ASIO building.
The dogs, which have been specially trained in Germany, are genetically bred to have extra sharp hearing and eyesight.
“These canines are not your regular backyard variety of pet,” said Heinrich Schmitt from Zornig Hunde, the company that bred and trained the dogs.
“These Dobermans are a super breed. They are also highly trained and work in groups of three, with one of the dogs being the lead dog who commands the other two.”
“The collars are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and also incorporate a CCTV camera which is transmitted via secure encryption back to base. The collars also release a fragrance at precise intervals that the dogs enjoy which keeps them motivated and focused,” said Schmitt.
“We have custom built carbon fibre kennels for the dogs which are sound proof, so the dogs will not be disturbed during their designated rest periods, or during the Canberra fireworks season.”
The dogs will be on display at the public open day next month at the new ASIO building.