Niko the police bomb-sniffing dog dies while getting tooth fixed
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WINNIPEG — She went to get a broken, rotten tooth fixed and ended up dead.
The Winnipeg police canine unit said goodbye last week to their bomb-sniffing dog, Niko.
Police said the six-year-old female Belgian Malinois, trained as a specialty explosive detector dog, had a bad reaction to the anaesthetic during a routine procedure on her tooth on April 28.
She began her specialized training in 2005. At the time of her passing, she was expected to remain an active member of the service for the next 5 years.
She and her partner, Const. Dave Karsin, had worked together for one year.