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

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

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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.”

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

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