Bloodhounds are known for their keen ability to track scents and find people with their noses. These canines can also distinguish the scent trail of one human being from that of another. It has been estimated that their sense of smell is to be between 1,000 and 30,000 times as strong as that of a human being. This is why they are greatly used by law enforcement agencies all over the world.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office has a K9 unit that consists of an AKC-registered Bloodhound to help track suspects or anyone who may go missing in the area. The Sheriff's Office will be adding a patrol dog to its force in the future.
"Dixie" and her handlers, reserve Deputy Glen Pike and Bobby Bailey, completed the man trailing certification from the National Police Bloodhound Association. We assist all agencies in and around Marshall County when the need arises.