The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has announced the newest member of patrol, K-9 Ghost.
Ghost is a 2-year-old male German Shepherd from Wardenburg, Germany. He was raised in Germany, where he had IPO training — a popular dog sport in Germany in which dogs are tested for their skills in tracking, obedience and protection.
Recently, Ghost was brought to Riverside, Calif., by Adlerhorst International, where he was tested and hand-selected by Deputy Zach Akin to be his new partner.
K-9 Ghost is full of energy and is eager to begin training with Akin to become an Oregon certified patrol K-9 for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Over the next several months, the two of them will begin training and bonding collectively. Upon completion of the training, both Akin and Ghost will be tested as a team. After certification, Ghost will accompany Akin on patrol.