K-9 Chewbarka prepares for work
  • Name: Chewbarka
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 58 pounds
  • Birthday: December 27, 2018
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Derek Wright
  • Location: Phoenix Field Division

K-9 Chewbarka is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Phoenix Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler Derek Wright. 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 Chewbarka started her training with the Guide Dog Foundation.

Field Operations

K-9 Chewbarka deploys on numerous ATF operations and also works on cases with the Albuquerque Police Department. She is successful in locating evidence in a variety of environments under extreme weather conditions.

Last Reviewed December 10, 2020