A dog's work is never done, especially in the case of Mishka in Seattle. Mishka, a Karelian Bear Dog, is the first of three dogs to be be used in wildlife enforcement in the United States. The medium-size, black-and-white Finnish hunting dog is uniquely suited to combat a growing problem in eastern King County: black bears coming into conflict with rural and suburban homeowners. With their marvelous sense of smell and extensive training, they can track down a bear hiding in the woods. When they find that bear, the dogs can help wildlife officials frighten it so thoroughly that it will think twice about visiting civilization again. Congratulations, Mishka! Read the full story here.
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