Alpha Canine Specialists
The First Choice for Search Dogs
Canine Specialists who care equally for their dogs and their clients
We are husband and wife team, Chris and Ruth Bond, and we launched Norwich based Alpha Canine Specialists (ACS) with one main goal in mind – to provide a professional, high quality service focused on giving customers the very best care and consideration.
Quality over quantity is our mantra and we strive to deliver our specialist search dog handling services to the best of our ability in order to meet our discerning clients’ demands.
Licensed canine handlers and trainers
We are qualified in our field, licensed and continually assessed by The National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU). We are on course to becoming qualified instructors to enable us to teach other Handlers.
Our colleagues and associates are drawn from a Military, Police or Private Contractor background.
Our wide-ranging list of clients have included Royal Families from overseas, the Royal Estates of Sandringham, a former CEO of Barclays Bank, the BBC, various facility management companies, owners of sports stadia and many large security firms.
Strong demand for our highly trained search dogs
Our explosives, drugs, pyrotechnic and firearm detection dogs are constantly and consistently deployed at locations across the UK and in Europe.
We regularly secure with our search dogs iconic London landmarks and high value locations, assist at football matches and events held at The National Stadium and attend large shows , events.
The high-demand for our services is fuelled by the precarious nature of the world we live in and the constant threat of terrorism as well as criminal activities and the misuse of drugs.
We have a background of dog handling gained over many years in different HM Government and private security sectors. Chris first launched Alpha Canine Specialists in 1995 and ran the business successfully for six years before deciding to pursue other interests abroad.
Chris has also been a volunteer dog handler for search and rescue teams in the UK for 13 years until hanging up his lead in 2015.
I met my wife, Ruth in 2009, who also loves working with dogs, and that led us to re-launch ACS four years ago.
We are Based in Norwich, and have eight of our own dogs, who are of various gun dog breeds and all rigorously trained by ourselves.
One of the reasons our clients often choose us to work for them is because all of our dogs are home kennelled. Away from doing the job, they are much-loved by us and treated as part of our family.
We pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and believe that while we are working in a highly competitive industry, we are more often than not contracted because of our strong customer-care ethos. We aim to be the Fortnum & Mason of the search dog world.
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