Dog detective cards available from airports
Dog detectives like golden labrador "Lynx" will star in a series of new collectible cards available in New Zealand airports.
The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) launched the cards to help the public, especially children, understand what work the explosive detector dogs do to protect people at airports and while they're flying.
Each card provides a biography of a furry detective.
For example, Detective Kelcie, a German Shepherd from Wellington, likes to swim - and like the other dogs, she can smell a juicy bone from over a kilometre away, because of her strong nose.
Avsec explosive detector dogs national manager Monique Masoe said the four-legged workers enjoy a great life and do important work.
"We want travellers to know that they are in safe hands - and paws - when they travel within or from New Zealand," she said.
Flyers will be seeing a lot more of the fluffy workers at screening points and boarding gates, due to a change in operations by Avsec.
The cards will be handed out by dog handlers and security staff at airports where the dogs work.