If you like creatures of the canine persuasion with pointed ears, such as German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, or — gasp — corgis, get ready to say goodbye to them at an airport near you. (Okay, they don’t actually use corgis as security dogs).
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon be moving to a “floppy ear” force, because dogs with pointed ears “scare children,” according to a reportfrom the Washington Examiner.
“We’ve made a conscious effort in TSA … to use floppy ear dogs,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told reporters during a recent tour of operations at Washington Dulles International Airport.
“We find the passenger acceptance of floppy ear dogs is just better. It presents just a little bit less of a concern,” Pekoske added. “Doesn’t scare children.”- READ MORE