Tirupati, May 16 : A eight-member TTD dog squad has won laurels at the Mangalgiri battalion Center, near the capital city Amaravati after their training session with 30 other dogs from all over the state.
Among them Shimba won first prize and Virat bagged third prize.
These canines of Belgium Belasis family have been bought by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) when they were pups and trained at the Mangalagiri battalion centre for nine-months in detecting explosives, and tracking anti-social elements.
TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal applauded the dog squad staff at the TTD administrative building this morning and also patted the award-winning dogs.
TTDs Chief Vigilance and Security Officer (CVSO) Gopinath Jetty, Additional CVSO Shiv Kumar Reddy, Dog squad in-charge Natasekhar Reddy and others participated.