K-9 Diggs keeps a rock band safe at the Chaefitz Arena in St. Louis arena with SACH McGrath
  • Name: Diggs
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Birthday: December 7, 2018
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Michael McGrath
  • LocationMissouri Field Division

K-9 Diggs is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Missouri Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Michael McGrath. K-9 Diggs’ job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. He 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.

Recent Find

K-9 Diggs is currently assigned to the St. Louis ATF Strike Force to help combat surges in violent crime such as homicides and non-fatal shootings. In 2022, SACH McGrath and K-9 Diggs conducted a search of a residence in support of an ATF violent crime case.

K-9 Diggs signaled to SACH McGrath that there was something in the wall at a local residence. Agents searched inside the wall and recovered a hidden pistol. The firearm is being investigated for possible connections to several violent crimes in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Last Reviewed June 3, 2022