The police force use a number of breeds of dogs for a variety of duties. The type of dog sometimes depends on the job to be done, but the following breeds are the ones usually used in Britain: German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, Doberman, Labrador, Belgian Shepherd, Springer Spaniels, Weimaraners and German Short-Haired Pointers. Searching and tracking are the main tasks of police dogs. A single police officer is no match for a police dog as they are able to search more quickly and in very constricted places. How to become a police dog handler is an exciting new book that covers every element of the selection process and also provides practical advice on police dog types, police dog commands, the health of police dogs, dog handler laws and the training of police dogs and their handlers.