3 DougCo police/military attack dogs stolen, deputies say

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Three police dogs were stolen in Douglas County sometime between the evening of May 30 and morning of May 31, 2014, according to deputies. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

One of the three police/military dogs stolen from a private kennel overnight on May 30, 2014. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Three police/military dogs were stolen from a private kennel in Douglas County overnight Friday.

According the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Gunbil German Shepherds private kennel at 14360 Arfsten Rd. Saturday on reports that three police/military attack dogs, two males and one female, had been taken from the premises.

Deputies said they believe the dogs were taken sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

They said the kennel is a private business that breeds and trains police and military dogs.

The owner of the kennel told police that the three stolen dogs are very valuable pure-breed German Shepherds and  highly trained attack dogs.

One of the three police/military dogs stolen from a private kennel overnight on May 30, 2014. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

One of the three police/military dogs stolen from a private kennel overnight on May 30, 2014. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities advised that people not try to approach these dogs if they know of their whereabouts because the they are considered to be aggressive towards other people and animals.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 911 for emergencies or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-660-7579.

 

7 comments

  • RMS

    There’s nothing like reading a news story that makes you think, “HUH?”. Three “highly trained” German Shepard attack dogs were stolen. People are advised not to “approach” these dogs, as they are “aggressive” towards other people and animals.
    Ok, yeah, well then………….how the hell were they stolen in the first place?
    Did the thieves bribe the dogs with a T-bone steak, kidnap them at gun-point…….what?
    Maybe they weren’t so “highly trained” in the first place? Maybe the dogs actually escaped the kennel? Does this mean that it would be useless to have a dog to help protect one’s home, because any thieves/burglars/intruders might make Fido a better deal then what he/she currently has, or make him/her an offer they can’t refuse?
    I don’t know, just asking.

    • Brittany Quinn

      Maybe the thieves tranquilized them, or took advantage of the fact that they’re trained to attack ON COMMAND, not just savage civilians. Muzzles, a long animal control stick and loop- All kinds of ways they could have taken them without ‘a steak’. The kennel is not comparable to a home and family that a dog considers his pack/territory and has a bond with. If the thieves were not menacing or threatening the dogs, then the dogs likely would not have felt the need to attack them.

  • Anonymous

    My $500 craigslist German Shepherd wouldn’t let a stranger come on her property.Your telling me,these highly trained, top breed GSD we’re stolen? I bet they have no tracking devices on them, but they are all insured. Its sad, because backyard breeders get a bad rap, but there the ones that love their dogs like family.

  • Dan

    Nobody needs this type of weapon! They should be outlawed if only for the children! Were they registered with the goobermint?

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