How much do the dogs cost?
The dogs cost around $11,000 (dog is about $7,500 and training is $3,500). The cost of Rex was paid for by the BPSA (Blaine Public Safety Association) (a community group of Blaine volunteers) while his training portion was paid by the City of Blaine.

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1. Where do the dogs come from?
2. Who trains the dogs?
3. How long is the training?
4. Do the dogs live with their handlers?
5. How old are the dogs when they retire?
6. How do officers get selected to become canine handlers?
7. How much do the dogs cost?
8. What are the dogs used for?
9. Who pays for the care of the dogs?
10. Are the dogs safe when left in their patrol cars while the handler is not there?
11. Is hurting a police dog the same as hurting a police officer?