Bonny, a female chocolate labrador retriever K9
  • Name: Bonny
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Chocolate
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 47 pounds
  • Birthday: March 12, 2013
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: : Special Agent Canine Handler George Goodman
  • Location: Detroit Field Division

ATF K-9 Bonny is a graduate of ATF's Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) program and is trained as an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC). Bonny specializes in finding explosives, firearms/ammunition and shell casings once they have been fired from a firearm. In addition, Bonny has the capability to be sent off-leash to specific targets such as vehicles, luggage, boxes, trash cans and back-packs, up to 100 yards away. Once Bonny is at the target, she can be directed to search for explosives and/or firearms using whistle commands and hand signals. When Bonny smells an explosive or firearm the alert would be given, which is for Bonny to sit. With Bonny having the ability to search off-leash at a distance up to 100 yards this allows for additional safety for emergency response crews to remain at a safe distance of a potential threat.

K-9 Bonny is a small 47-pound chocolate Lab. However, she has a huge amount of energy and work ethic where she doesn't stop working until the job is complete. Bonny specifically enjoys working off-leash in open fields, grass and wooded areas, as well as searching vehicles and houses.

K-9 Bonny is assigned to the Detroit Field Division where she will be used to assist with fighting violent crime in the state of Michigan. She will be assisting other state and local law enforcement agencies to include: Michigan State Police, Detroit Police Department, Flint Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service.


Last Reviewed November 14, 2018