History of the BTP Dog Section

Pc Alan Beddoe's dog 'Major' in the early 1980's




New member Mick Kinirey has taken on the job of building on Kevin Gordons excellent work on the origins of BTP police dogs. He will be bringing the story up to date and finding out all those unlikely tales. The photos here are of Pc Alan Beddoe’s dog ‘Major’ who carried out an extraordinary track in the 1980s, and Spud, very much a 21st Century police dog.

It’s a big topic and Mick can do with all the help he can get. Do you have any stories, photos or memorabilia? You can contact Mick through his email on the Projects‘ page of this site or via his address in the NARBTPO Directory.
Go on, you know you want to.

3 comments to History of the BTP Dog Section

  • jean perry

    My husband John Perry being one of the original dog handlers in 1966 wondered if any of the original five are still alive.John left in 1970 to take up lorry driving but has many memories of John Mellor,Mac McGregor,Derek Harris,the lads from swansea and newport,

  • mmckay_admin

    A reply has been sent directly to Mrs Perry.

  • Pat Bradley Graham

    There were several dogs at Birmingham New Street Station in the early and mid 1960’s. Am stilling looking for the newspaper clippings to show my grandson who has just adopted a bomb sniffing German shepherd whose handler was killed.