Canine, Inc., we understand the tough economic times and
restraints being placed on Families and Government Entities.
Worldwide has chosen to provide a quality working dog at a
reasonable price, hopefully making you a customer for life.
To this end, we have employed professionals in Europe to buy
only quality, sound dogs from individual breeders and not
brokers. There they performing extensive testing for
both workability and health, and we work with the airlines to
lower shipping costs.
a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.
For other questions or more information, please feel free to
Canine over another company?
Worldwide Canine, Inc. has
Experienced Staff members for excellent customer service
and quality training results. Our extensive onsite
training facilities and visiting handlers' dormitory means
more efficient training programs for our canines and
customers. We have over 65 years experience; are licensed, bonded, and
insured, and are registered with DPS, DEA, and ATF. Copies of documentation can be provided.
Contact us for more information.
How long has
Worldwide Canine been in business?
Worldwide Canine has been in business since 1984.
Worldwide Canine specialize in?
Worldwide Canine specializes in the training and sale of
Personal Protection Dogs, and
Dual Purpose Dogs. We
also offer K9 Team Narcotics and Explosive
Security Detection Services.
Please contact us for package
details and pricing.
Do you have a
list of references?
Yes, we have an excellent reference list available for
your review. Call or email us
for this list and other information. Also see our
Wall of Fame page for
information on police dogs from Worldwide Canine currently
working in the field.
Why do you use
This is a very common question. The dogs we import
have been carefully bred for workability and adaptability from
notable, proven working lines. These dogs are bred for
generations to work. Many domestic lines have been bred
for looks and social skills or show and sport. The
traits necessary in top working dogs can be diluted and
lessened without selective breeding. All dogs receive
complete health screenings prior to being imported and after
Do they know
English commands or only Foreign Language? Why?
The dogs are trained or pre-trained in foreign language
command prior to arrival. They are left in foreign
language for the completion of their training here. This
provides continuity for the dog. Having a dog trained in
foreign languages also makes it more difficult for someone
else to give confusing or counter commands to your dog.
included in the cost?
Included in the cost is the purchase of the dog, handler
training, housing at our facility during handler training, and
a one year guarantee. Please
contact us for more details.
Do you offer
discounts for multiple dogs?
contact us for more details.
What kind of
medical guarantee do you have?
Dogs come with x-rays (hips and elbows), microchip/tattoo,
complete blood work, .heartworm/parasite free, all
vaccinations, veterinary health certificate, and a 1 year
How old are the
Most dogs are between the ages of 1 and 3 years.
better, male or female dogs?
Gender is not a factor in quality performance.
Skill, performance, and compatibility is relative to each
individual dog. Customers who have a personal preference
regarding gender are encouraged to let us know so that we can
find the best possible canine to suit.
Can I pick a
particular color and breed of dog?
Yes, as long as the dog will do the work and work with
you. When procuring dogs, we stress attitude and
Do you train
dogs with synthetic odors or real odors?
Worldwide Canine only uses real odors in the training of
our canines. We never use synthetic or psuedo odor
samples. Synthetic odors do not have the same chemical
composition of real scent samples. When canines
encounter large amounts of explosives or narcotics and are
trained on psuedo scents, it is extremely difficult for them
to locate the source. Numerous court cases support the
fact that dogs must be trained on real odor.
What happens if
the dog does not work out? Do you have any
guarantees on your dogs?
Yes, we have a one year 100% replacement guarantee on all
our dogs against the development of genetic health defects, as
well as a one year 100% replacement guarantee on
training. Please contact us
Can I visit
Yes. Please contact us
to schedule an appointment to tour our facility and talk with
our staff. Visitors are most welcome with an
Where are you
We are located in Spring Branch, Texas, about 20 miles
north of San Antonio. For address and driving
directions, see the maps and information on our
How long does
it take to train a dog?
The time it takes to train a dog varies and is relative to
the individual dog and level of training the dog is receiving.
How does the
process of buying a Police Dog work?
After discussing what you need in a dog, we get a signed
Contract and deposit from you and schedule your department's
K-9 Handler comes to Handler School for training with the dog.
Your handler will work with several dogs over the course of
the class and go home with the one he/she works best with.
Handler School and Housing are included in the cost of the
How many people
can attend a program course?
Each course has an attendance of up to 8 people. We
keep each class small enough to allow for maximum use of
facilities and instructors' time by each attendee.
How does the
process of buying a
Personal Protection Dog
someone come to deliver the dog and show me how to handle the
After discussing what you need in a dog, we get a
signed Contract and deposit from you and your dog's training
is completed to your specifications over the next 4 to 6
weeks. You can have a trainer bring your dog to you and work
with you at your home. You would be responsible for the
cost of flight / travel, hotel for the trainer, and any other
travel expenses. If you choose, you can pick up your
personal protection dog at our facility and train here.
Transportation / travel costs for you and the dog will be your
I have heard
that you need to start with a puppy because an adult dog will
not bond with the family.
An adult dog can bond with a new family. The full
bonding process takes about 2 weeks. Our staff will
instruct you on how to work through this period. Buying
a puppy, you run a big risk with attitude and temperament, as
well as the cost of shoes, rugs, ect as the puppy grows and
I want to buy a
puppy because the price is much lower. I want to raise
the pup to be my personal protection dog. Is that
This is possible, but not probable. Few dogs can be
trained for personal protection. The traits and drives
necessary for a personal protection dog are not in every dog
and the dog's upbringing can affect its desire to perform.
Dogs are tested as they reach maturity for proper drives.
Dogs who display proper traits to be a personal protection dog
still need to be sent for professional training; in this case,
at the owner's expense.
Why do I need
to ensure a drug-free workplace?
There are many benefits to
contracting K9 teams to
ensure a drug-free workplace:
Better profits with reduced waste and theft.
Lower production costs.
Reduced Insurance costs
Reduced Workers' Compensation claims.
Safer work environment for employees.
Higher employee morale.