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Q. Is it unrealistic to expect a police service dog to be operational at 11-13 months?
Dear Mr. Frawley,

I was wondering if you "believe in" the z PS line of a dogs as one of the better line of police service dogs to select in choosing a patrol dog. Additionally, though I understand that all dogs mature differently, is it unrealistic to receive a police prospect at 6 months and expect him to be operational at 11 to 13 months???

I ask this specifically because I was just informed that a local (Georgia) agency currently utilizes a 10 month old dog for patrol work and I thought that it was a little young for my taste but again understand dogs can mature differently.

Thank you in advance Sir.
Solomon

A. I never heard of ZPS bloodlines and I have bred more police service dogs than anyone in the United Sates.

Expecting an 11 month old to be an active patrol dog is the dumbest thing I have heard in years. Truly stupid.
  
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