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Dog loses interest in sniffing out bombs, dropped from CIA training

Just a few weeks into her CIA training, the doe-eyed black Labrador with flappy ears just wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odours anymore, the agency said.

world Updated: Oct 20, 2017 14:02 IST
An undated handout photo from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) website shows Lulu the labrador, a former bomb-sniffing dog recruit.
An undated handout photo from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) website shows Lulu the labrador, a former bomb-sniffing dog recruit.(AFP Photo)

A puppy lost its love for sniffing out bombs and the CIA lost a recruit.

Lulu gained a family.

Just a few weeks into her training, the doe-eyed black Labrador with flappy ears just wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odours anymore, the agency said.

Even food and play couldn’t motivate her. Lulu sought a different future.

She found one with a loving handler, who adopted her.

In this image provided by the CIA, young detector dog Lulu, during her initial training as a bomb detector dog. (AP Photo)

Now, instead of spending days finding blast materials and terrorist devices, the CIA says Lulu plays with kids and sniffs out rabbits and squirrels in the yard.

“She was clearly not enjoying herself any longer,” the CIA said of its erstwhile detector dog.

Of her new civilian life, it said: “This was the right decision for her. We wish her all the best.”