K-9 Babs at the waterfront
  • Name: Babs
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 52 pounds
  • Birthday: December 19, 2016 
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Zane Dodds
  • Location: Miami Field Division

K-9 Babs is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Miami Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Zane Dodds. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Babs is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. K-9 Babs started her training with the National Guide Dog for the Blind organization.

Recent Find

K-9 Babs and Special Agent Canine Handler Zane Dodds recently worked on a firearms trafficking case. Once the canine team arrived on scene, K-9 Babs began the hunt for evidence. 

She alerted SACH Dodds about the find by displaying a change in her behavior. K-9 Babs recovered five loaded pistols hidden inside some flat screen TVs that were being smuggled out of the United States to Haiti.     

Last Reviewed September 28, 2020