K-9 Officer Kai
Kai is a 3 ½ year old Dutch Shephard, he was born in the Netherlands July 11th, 2014 where he was selected as a puppy to become a police canine where he promptly began his training. When he was 2 years old he went through Advance Apprehension and Obedience Training called KNPV, also known as the Royal Dutch Police Dog Sport. Kai was imported to the United States in September of 2017 to USK9 Unlimited located in Abbeville, LA.
Officer Rife was chosen to be the K9 Officer in July 2016 because of his hard work, loyalty to the City of Watauga and his unwavering passion for police work. In late September of 2017 he went to USK9 Unlimited to select a police canine for the Police Department. Officer Rife spent several days testing numerous dogs at USK9 Unlimited, Kai out performed all the other canines tested and he and Officer Rife bonded instantly.
Kai and Officer Rife went through a 5 week canine/handler course at USK9 Unlimited and graduated at the beginning of December 2017.
Kai is certified through the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and USK9 Unlimited in detecting the odor of controlled substances which included: Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy. Kai is also certified in apprehension and tracking.
Kai lives with Officer Rife and his family, where he is able to play and interact with others as a normal pet would do.