Gotta Love The Beagle Brigade

@Corbin5 (106704)
United States
January 18, 2018 11:36am CST
A team of Beagles in U.S. airports, and their handlers, are called the Beagle Brigade . The Beagle Brigade has a very important job to do in the luggage departments in U.S. airports. Those well-trained Beagles are trained to search for agricultural products in the luggage of travelers. . Certain agricultural products can pose a great danger to humans. The Beagle Brigade searches luggage for meats, plants, animal by-products, fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. Those Beagle noses can sniff out smells that scientific equipment cannot. Not only can Beagles sniff out smells, they can also categorize those smells. Beagles can discern which agricultural products in luggage are authorized or unauthorized. Foot-and-mouth disease could be brought to the U.S. via meat that is contaminated. Fruits, vegetables and plants can carry pests and diseases that have the potential to infect the agriculture in the U.S. I am sure those Beagles are proud to be part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Beagle Brigade beagles log 75,000 seizers of agricultural products that are prohibited each year. Go Beagles!!! Beagles are the best choice for the sniffing-luggage job due to Beagles being very friendly, gentle, and small enough to not intimidate most humans. Beagles also have hearty appetites and have a very keen interest in food.
Meet the Department of Homeland Security Detector Dogs. These adorable hounds patrol the nation's airports to keep our food safe by sniffing out meat, fruit ...
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
18 Jan
One of those cute beagles from the Beagle Brigade sniffed out an apple I forgot about in my handbag on a flight home from Italy. I saved it after dinner on the plane. Good doggie!
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
So glad that Beagle did his job. They are cute little pups. I appreciate those Beagles saving us from foot-and-mouth disease!!
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@Ganma7 (2829)
21 Jan
You have great stories that make me smile!
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
18 Jan
Interesting how despite scientific and technological advance, humans still rely on dogs for such jobs
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
I agree. It is interesting that dogs do a better job than the technology we have today.
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• United States
18 Jan
@Corbin5 That's My Faye Faye!!!
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
I thought of Faye Faye when I wrote this! I knew you and the lovely Susan would be happy about this article!!!
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
18 Jan
thank you for sharing this with us.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
You are welcome. The Beagles really do provide a good service to keep humans safe.
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
18 Jan
@Corbin5 I remember years ago .A woman visiting next door and had a beagles. All she did is bark all day no stopping.Telling my self.No beagles for me.lol
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
@amadeo My husband and I said the same thing. Those Beagles really are not an easy dog to have as a pet. They have way too much energy and howl and bark all the time. They also can be escape artists too.
@alberello75 (17583)
• Genova, Italy
18 Jan
Thanks for the information. You know that I had never heard of this? I have to say, however that very little I took the plane in my life ...
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
I have only flown in a plane a few times. I am not a fan of flying and would much rather drive to the place I am to visit.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
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@alberello75 (17583)
• Genova, Italy
19 Jan
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
18 Jan
I remember a nice Lady who wrote for Squidoo who mentioned the Beagle Brigade. Those cute dogs do a great job.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
They are lovely dogs. They can be little rascals as pets, but they do train well.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
19 Jan
@Corbin5 You are right that they can be a little rascals, but they are smart dogs.
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@TRBRocks420 (77814)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan
That's pretty good. I love Beagles.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
They really are comical little pups.
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@Susan2015 (20607)
• United States
18 Jan
Our Faye is a Beagle and she could find those things too I do think.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
Oh yes, Bernie mentioned Faye too. As I wrote this, I was thinking of your Beagle, and I hoped you both would see the article. Faye is one well-loved Beagle!
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@Ganma7 (2829)
21 Jan
They are very helpful to the police
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
21 Jan
Yes, the police are not as good at sniffing as those Beagles.
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@Ganma7 (2829)
21 Jan
@Corbin5 I agree!
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@jstory07 (67221)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Jan
Those beagles do a good job and are trained well.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
Yes, they do a fine job in protecting people from diseases that unauthorized agricultural products.
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan
We have beagles in our airports in Australia too. Certainly they have very sensitive noses.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
They are champion sniffers, for sure.
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@FourWalls (13798)
• United States
20 Jan
My baby (in my profile picture) was part beagle. The only thing she was good at sniffing out was cheese (she loved Velveeta....silly dog).
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
20 Jan
Oh, what a beautiful baby you had!! I am so glad she delighted in Velveeta cheese!!!!
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@FourWalls (13798)
• United States
20 Jan
@Corbin5 — it was easy to get her to take medicine, that’s for sure. I could have wrapped a Volkswagen in Velveeta and she would’ve eaten it.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
20 Jan
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@crossbones27 (19602)
• Redlands, California
19 Jan
Is that what has happened to our country with how so many have become so rude and treat each other like crap. They got foot and mouth disease or some say foot in mouth disease from exotic fruits. I make bad jokes, but those Beagle's deserve a raise.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
I think foot-in-mouth disease is epidemic in this country. Such a sad state of affairs.
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• Redlands, California
20 Jan
@Corbin5 Indeed
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@Hannihar (36533)
19 Jan
Wow, they are very smart. I have never heard of the Beagles Brigade.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
Beagle's really have an enhanced sense of smell and that makes them perfect for the job.
@Hannihar (36533)
21 Jan
@Corbin5 Ok, Deborah.
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@Courtlynn (66137)
• United States
19 Jan
I loved beagles before and now i love them even more.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
19 Jan
My grandfather had a Beagle named Buster. We all loved that pup.
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@Courtlynn (66137)
• United States
19 Jan
@Corbin5 aw good name for a beagle
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@m_audrey6788 (13622)
• Germany
18 Jan
Oh That`s a great control
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Jan
I thank those Beagles for protecting humans from foods and plants that may harm humans.
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• Germany
18 Jan
@Corbin5 Yes it`s indeed helpful
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@dgobucks226 (12217)
24 Jan
What an informative post Deborah! I have read they have an even temperament and are popular dogs. And apparently have a "super power" of smell, lol.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
24 Jan
They are sweet little dogs. My grandfather had a Beagle, Buster. So many tricks that pup could do.
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@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
21 Jan
Very cool.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
21 Jan
Great dogs who do a great job.
@kepweng (15108)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Jan
i love thier EArs to be cropted erect like dobbies
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
21 Jan
They do have cute ears.
@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
20 Jan
It amazes me how many people attempt to bring in food items that are simply not allowed! We watched a documentary about this for a program we are involved in and learned some bring raw meat. What are they thinking will happen to that meat at the end of many hours in the heat while traveling...
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
20 Jan
How on earth can anyone think that raw meat is something that will be just fine in luggage????