K-9 Whistler
  • Name: Whistler
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 60 pounds
  • Birthday: July 18, 2016
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Alan Leah
  • Location: Kansas City Field Division

K-9 Whistler is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Kansas City Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Alan Leah. K-9 Whistler’s job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. He is trained to detect more than 19,000 distinct odors in a variety of environments.

K-9 Whistler and SACH Leah support local, state and federal criminal investigations and deploy across the country to support security at major events.

Last Reviewed September 17, 2021