Image of Tini Explosives Detection Canine/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9
  • Name: Martina “Tini”
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection Canine/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 59 pounds
  • Birthday: July 26, 2012
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler William Booth
  • Location: Tampa Field Division
K-9 Martina “Tini” is an Explosive Detection Canine (EDC), and is trained as a Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.), for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Tini was born on July 26, 2012, and was raised as a participant in the Guiding Eyes for The Blind Foundation. Tini switched to a line of work more suited to her. She graduated from the ATF S.E.E.K. Training Facility in Front Royal, Va., on June 26, 2015, and is currently assigned to the Tampa Field Division.
Tini has been trained to detect the latest homemade, military and commercial explosive threats. As a SEEK trained K-9, Tini may be deployed off leash to targets over 100 yards away. If an odor is detected, she will alert her handler by sitting. If no odor is detected, she will wait to be recalled by her handler or directed to another target.
K-9 Tini’s primary mission is to assist ATF agents and other law enforcement officers in locating explosives, handguns and ammunition. In her spare time, Tini enjoys curling up on the couch with friends and family, playing with her friend and fellow Labrador retriever Louie, and watching Maryland football and basketball games.
Last Reviewed April 21, 2017