Detector Dog Max to retire, welcome to Beau


On October 28, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that Edmonton’s detector dog Max retired from the CBSA after eight years of service. Max will be replaced by Beau, a yellow lab who has recently completed his 10-week training.


The Detector Dog Service (DDS) has provided almost 40 years of distinguished service to Canadians and the CBSA has one of Canada’s finest detection dog programs and is internationally recognized for the service’s excellence in canine detection training.



“The CBSA’s detector dog teams play an integral role in keeping prohibited drugs and firearms, currency, foods, plants, animals, and related products from entering Canada. Max has been a great part of the team in Edmonton and he will be greatly missed.”Ana Maria CoutuA/Director, Central Alberta District


Quick Facts

  • In his career Max made 310 agricultural interceptions.
  • He also assisted in 72 other seizures including undeclared currency, narcotics, jewelry, tobacco and alcohol.


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