K9 DEPARTMENT

Scat Dogs Saving Cheetahs!

Action for Cheetahs in Kenya detection dog team is focused on finding cheetah scat (poop). We actively search for cheetah scat so it can be collected and analyzed for genetics, prey selection, and health. It's a great non-invasive way to study cheetahs. 

 
 
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MADI

K9 Detector

Madi is a mix-breed dog with Rottweiler and Border Collie parentage. His name is a shortened version of ‘Madoadoa’ since, as a puppy, he had an array of spots across his chest.


His high energy and enthusiasm to work have been major factors that have moved ACK’s research forward. The pioneer dog for the ACK Scat Detection Team Madi has already found scat in a wide variety of terrains throughout the country.


Madi was donated to ACK by Paula Kahumbu.

 
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PERSEPHONE 

K9 Detection Intern

Persephone, or Persi, is a Belgian Malinois that joined the ACK team in June of 2019 when she was 3 months old along with her sister Artemis.


Persi's high energy and love of play and obstacles make her a great working dog, while her instinct to sniff out potent scats makes her an excellent addition to the detection dog team.


 Persephone was donated to ACK by Ultimate K9 Solutions founder George Karavis.