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TSA’s ‘Cutest Canine’ Retires from Bomb-Sniffing Career

He was the agency’s oldest working dog at age 11. 





A bomb-sniffing dog that was named the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s “Cutest Canine” is celebrating his retirement.

Eebbers, a vizsla-Labrador mix, worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for a decade, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

In a recent ceremony, he was presented with dog toys and a puppy cake (which was shaped like a bomb). He was the agency’s oldest working dog at age 11.

His handler, Jean Carney, said: “I want him to enjoy his last few years just being a dog.” Carney is also retiring.

Marty Robinson, TSA’s federal security director for Minnesota, said, “Our biggest threat is explosives coming through, and our canine teams are the best defense against that.”


The public voted for Eebbers as TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine in a national social media contest.



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