• King County Sheriff's Office welcomes two new dogs to K-9 unit

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    KING COUNTY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming two new dogs to its K-9 unit.

    Chuck, a 14-month-old, long-haired German shepherd originally from Slovakia, will be assigned to Deputy Sare when training starts in May, deputies said. 

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    Geppo, a 3-year-old German shepherd originally from Germany, will replace Deputy Stratton’s K-9 Luky who is retiring due to age, deputies said. 

    Both of the dogs came from Alderhorst International in Riverside, California – a family-owned business that provides dog training.

    “Both (are) very nice dogs with high skill levels,” an official with the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release. 

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