Belle

K-9 Belle at the San Francisco Steamboat dock in California
  • Name: Belle
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 60¬†pounds
  • Birthday: September 3, 2018
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Russell Withrow
  • Location:¬†San Francisco Field Division

K-9 Belle is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the San Francisco Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler Russell Withrow. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition.

She 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 Belle started her training with the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization.

Recent Find

In October 2021, SACH Withrow and K-9 Belle assisted the San Francisco Police Department on a criminal investigation. During a search for evidence, K9 Belle found a firearm hidden inside a compartment in the trunk of a car.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2022