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K9 Expo Highlights Working Dogs’ Needs

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Saturday’s K9 Expo at The Armed Forces Military Museum highlighted what you may not know about working dogs: how they cope with retirement and  health care issues.

Largo police officer Jeff Rogers has been working with his K9 partner “Fritz” for two and a half years. Their bond is tight.

“Our school is four months long, 40 hours a week.  It’s a lot of bonding and obedience,” Rogers said.

It has to be.  Fritz and Rogers work the night shift, chasing bad guys through back yards and sometimes over fences.

“It’s a very dangerous job.  They (suspects) are gonna see me before I see them.”

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