GIGN, a very useful canine unit

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E.Pelletier, P.Maire, S.Gravelaine – France 3

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Trained and trained for a year to be able to intervene in the event of hostage-taking or bombings, GIGN dogs are an integral part of the intervention group.

Like Nitrate, a Malinois breed, fifteen dogs are part of the GIGN brigade. Thanks to a very good flair and a drastic training, these dogs meet three objectives: assaults, search for explosives and reconnaissance. Thanks to this great versatility, they are indispensable links within the group. Equipped with a helmet and a camera, the animals can be sent to the éclairor in perileous missions.

A whole year is needed to educate dogs. The apprehension and comprehension of certain words are mandatory so that the animals can understand the instructions and information given by their masters. Very often, words belonging to foreign languages ​​are used. It may even happen that the gendarmes invent words in order to make themselves understood. Dogs need to be sociable, but always ready to attack.


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