K-9 Claude
  • Name: Claude
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 80 pounds
  • Birthday: July 13, 2013 
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Eric Kotchian
  • Location: Boston Field Division

K-9 Claude is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Boston Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler Eric Kotchian. His job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Claude is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from his handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. K-9 Claude started his training with the Guiding Eyes organization.

Recent Find 

Local Boston police requested assistance from SACH Kotchian and K-9 Claude on a joint investigation with ATF. K-9 Claude began looking for evidence based on the executed search warrant and found fireworks evidence related to the case.  

Last Reviewed October 5, 2020