At the South African Wildlife College Dog Unit, they train dog breeds like Belgian Melanois, German Short-Haired Pointers and Fox Hounds to help tackle poaching. The dedication and care given to the dogs is extraordinary.
These dogs follow a spoor through difficult terrain amazingly quickly. For instance, three Fox Hounds ran a spoor trail of about two kilometers in six minutes! The dog handler took half an hour to lay the trail. Clearly, this is a huge game changer in the war against poaching.