Europa

  • Name: Europa
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 58 pounds
  • Birthday: December 10, 2010
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Michael Hodnett
  • Location: Baltimore Field Division

K-9 Europa is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine (EDC) assigned to the Baltimore Field Division. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition.

K-9 Europa started out training to be a service animal with the Guide Dog Foundation for the blind, but eventually decided to follow her two brothers into the family business of law enforcement. When Europa began training to be an EDC, she found out she was really good at it. When she is not working, K-9 Europa loves to fetch and play in the garden where she has discovered tomatoes are her favorite food. She also does a great job of chasing rabbits out of her yard.

Last Reviewed April 21, 2017