7 Most Reliable Cadaver Dog Breeds

"Cadaver Dogs" are specially trained dogs to pick up scent of human remains. Most dogs need 1.5 to 2 years to become full-fledged Cadaver Dogs.

Cadaver Dogs

They have talent for finding buried / hidden dead bodies or body parts up to 15 feet deep and submerged bodies up to 30 meters.

Cadaver Dogs

Police and other law enforcement agencies use Cadaver Dogs for evidence and closure in cases involving dead bodies.

Cadaver Dogs

They are distinctly different from Search & Rescue Dogs and often a combination of these two types of dogs is used to solve crimes.

Cadaver Dogs

Deep bonding with their handlers, individuality to act without next signal, strong nerves and confidence are must haves for Cadaver Dogs.

Cadaver Dogs

Here are 5 of the Most Reliable Cadaver Dogs....

Cadaver Dogs

German Shepherd

Endowed with about 225 million olfactory (scent) receptors, the German Shepherd is one of the most popular Cadevar Dogs.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are widely used by law enforcement agencies for sniffing out human bodies. They are well known for their ingenuity and keenness.

Springer Spaniels best known as sniffer dogs are one of the few cadaver dog breeds that can detect bodies that are under water.

English Springer Spaniel

Bloodhounds are favourites of authorities. They can pick up days old human scent at long distance. Even Middle Age history have their mention in tracking people.


Different breeds of Coonhound are used as Cadaver Dogs for different purposes as their abilities such as following “Hot Trails” “Cold Trails” easily.