K-9 Units

    Meet the Dogs

Nitro: is a black male labrador retriever, who specializes in narcotics detection and gun powder/nitrates detection. Nitro was born on October 6th of 2004 at California Duck Dogs in Ceres Ca. Nitro was donated by California Duck Dogs to Deputy Chris Picinich on November 24th of 2004. Nitro received his first CNCA narcotics certification on October 18th of 2005. The Merced County Sheriff's office purchased Nitro on December 1st of 2005, from Deputy Chris Picinich. Nitro is currently a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Chris Picinich, who is assigned to the courts division.


Rally
Rally: is a black female Labrador retriever who specializes in narcotics detection. Rally was born on August 4th of 2009. In March of 2010, Rally was purchased by Deputy Brankel Nobari, from a breeder out of Los Banos Ca. Rally received her first CNCA narcotics certification on June 6th of 2011. The Merced County Sheriff’s office purchased canine Rally on July 28th of 2011, from Deputy Brankel Nobari. She is currently a member of the Merced County Sheriff’s office and is handled by Deputy Brankel Nobari, who is assigned to the AB 109 team.


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Rocky: is a sable male German Sheppard, who specializes in apprehension of suspects, tracking, and narcotics detection. Rocky was born on April 20th of 2009 in Germany. In February of 2012, Rocky was purchased by kreative Kennels, which is located in Turlock Ca. Rocky was a replacement canine due to the original canine not meeting patrol standards. The Merced County Sheriff's Office took possession of Rocky in May of 2012. Canine Rocky received his first CNCA patrol certification on June 6th of 2012. Also he received his first CNCA narcotics certification on December 27th of 2012. Rocky holds a certified pedigree through the American Kennel Club (AKC#DN35243001). Rocky is a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Steve Bassi, who is assigned to the patrol division.

Remi: is a chocolate female Labrador retriever, who specializes in narcotics detection. Remi was born on June 15th of 2009; at Grassland Retrievers in Delhi Ca. Deputy Mark Taylor purchased Remi in December of 2011 from Grassland Retrievers. Remi received her first CNCA narcotics certification on December 4th of 2012. She holds a certified pedigree through the American Kennel Club (AKC#SR57109303). The Merced County Sheriff's office purchased canine Remi on January 29th of 2013, from Deputy Mark Taylor. She is currently a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled b Deputy Mark Taylor, who is currently assigned to the patrol division.

TAZ: is a tan male Belgian Malinois, who specializes in suspect apprehension, tracking, and narcotics detection. Taz was born on November 11th of 2008 and was trained at Gold Coast k9, in Ventura Ca. Taz was a replacement canine due to the original canine not meeting medical standards. The Merced County Sheriff's office took possession of Taz on January 13th of 2010. Canine Taz received his first CNCA patrol certification on March 23rd of 2010. He also received his first CNCA narcotics certification on June 1st of 2010. Taz is a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Givargis Ysael, who is assigned to the patrol division.

Tyson

Tyson: is a tan male Belgian Malinois who specializes in suspect apprehension, tracking, and narcotics detection. Tyson was born on June 14th of 2008. Tyson has a Schutzhund three title, which is an advanced degree in protection, obedience, and tracking. The Merced County Sheriff's office purchased Tyson on September 9th of 2011, from Kreative Kennels out of Turlock Ca. Tyson received his first CNCA patrol certification on October 5th of 2011. He also received his first CNCA narcotics certification on April 19th of 2012. Tyson is a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Adam Deniz, who is currently assigned to the patrol division.

Dogs in Action


 
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Rocky in Action

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Tyson in Action

K9 Community Involvement
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Handler Deputy Deniz, Tyson and children from the community