Sheriff’s K-9s put to work immediately

WAYNESBORO, Ga — Axle and Leo had barely recuperated from a month-long training class in Savannah when they were immediately put to work on their first big assignment: locating a murder suspect.

Axle, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, and Leo, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, are the Burke County Sheriff’s Office first K-9s. For the past month, the […]

February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bristol Tennessee Police Department welcomes K9 Sonny

BRISTOL, Tenn.—The Bristol Tennessee Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the city’s K9 unit and his name is Sonny.

Sonny is an 18-month-old yellow lab, and was acquired from Xtreme Concepts, Inc., a security solutions firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Sonny will serve alongside his partner, Officer Chesney Griffin.

According to a news release, together, […]

May 16th, 2016|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Organization Provides Service Dog for Veteran Free of Charge

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – A combat hero and veteran of three wars hopes to overcome his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, with the help of man’s best friend. One of life’s greatest blessings is the love of a good dog. Lee Blackwell believes the bond he’s developing with his Labrador, Aubie, can help him overcome […]

February 9th, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Veterans Pair with Service Dogs for Study

Gunter, a 24-month-old chocolate lab, stands erect, pressing the length of his body across the front of his trainer’s legs. “Behind,” says Fanie Benecke, director of canine services for iK9. Gunter responds, walking around Benecke to stand against the back of his legs.

Gunter is one of three service dogs trained by iK9 to assist veterans with Post […]

February 9th, 2015|Featured Articles|0 Comments


July 10th, 2014|Employee Articles|0 Comments

GEOINT Symposium

iK9 at the 2013 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, FL

Watch the video on GEOINtv HERE

April 29th, 2014|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Military working dog monument dedicated

by Mike Joseph
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Public Affairs

10/28/2013 – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The first national monument dedicated to U.S. Military Working Dog teams was unveiled in a ceremony here Monday.

The dedication and unveiling ceremony completes a quest to nationally recognize military working dogs and handlers started in 2001 by John Burnam, […]

October 30th, 2013|Featured Articles|0 Comments

iK9 in South Korea

The iK9 Team in South Korea exploring the latest in global canine science.
Paul Hammond, Director of Canine Services, is holding a newly born Belgian Malinois.
iK9 continues to explore new and exciting canine technologies.

October 25th, 2013|Employee Pictures|0 Comments

iK9 Supports “Tunnels to Towers” run in New York City

Vapor Wake® Detection canines in action in New York City.
35,000 participants – 3 Vapor Wake® Teams – 0 explosive threats.

October 10th, 2013|Employee Articles|0 Comments

Auburn University canine detection goes commercial

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University, through the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, ARTF, has entered into a license agreement with a new canine training and provider, iK9 Holding Co. LLC, for its VAPOR WAKE® technology. VAPOR WAKE training enhances explosive detection canine teams with additional abilities and training to detect hand-carried and/or body-worn explosives. iK9 will […]

September 4th, 2013|Featured Articles|0 Comments