- Name: Kira
- Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Black
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 50 pounds
- Birthday: January 2, 2012
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Thomas Gehlert
- Location: Phoenix Field Division
K-9 Kira is one of four new graduates from ATF’s first class of Search Enhanced Evidence K-9s (S.E.E.K.). She is an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC), who has the unique capacity to operate off-leash, hundreds of yards from her handler and appears to have fun doing it.
Kira was bred to be a champion duck hunter but experienced a career change when ATF took notice of her superior drive and innate knack for detection. K-9 Kira came to ATF from a local vendor, and upon completing the intensive six-month ATF canine academy she was assigned to a field office in Tucson, Ariz. For Kira, finding explosive odor is much like finding ducks.