When the day of the cynologist in Russia is celebrated
For Russian dog breeders there is an industry holiday. It's called Day of the Cynologist. In Russia it is celebrated annually on June 21. It has been celebrated for 107 years by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who use dogs to work in the police.
The proposal for the use of animals in detective work was put forward by the head of the police department in St. Petersburg, VI. Lebedev in 1906. Three years later, the opening of the first Russian kennel of police dogs, the same year a school of animal trainers appeared. And after 3 years, smart animals were used to solve crimes in many provinces of the country.
Day of the cynologist in Russia is celebrated also by the military men who work with dogs. The first cattery containing military field dogs was created on the basis of the Izmailovsky Guards Regiment in 1912. His charges were prepared for reconnaissance and communications.
In 1920, efforts of the NKVD appeared schools-nurseries for training detainees of criminal investigation and cynologists. Such units were also established in the border troops, in paramilitary protection, in the People's Commissariat of Railways. So the day of the cynologist in Russia is celebrated by people of different professions.
In the first months of the Great Patriotic War, the cynologists actively joined in the fighting. The dogs provided uninterrupted communication, detonated enemy tanks, found and took away the wounded, found mines, guarded the rear, went to the reconnaissance, pursued saboteurs and spies, transported the goods.
Today, service dogs are engaged in search and combat activities, they are under the guardianship of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Animals on the Day of Cynologist in Russia are awarded with certificates of honor and prizes.
A monument to a dog was erected in Novosibirsk, which showed itself remarkably well in Chechnya during an anti-terrorist operation, despite the wound. The exceptional merits of clever helpers are noted by the installation of the monument in the city of Novocherkassk.
June 21 Cynologist Day is held not only in Russia, but also in Ukraine. Official dogs there are used to protect state and military facilities, maintain public order, detect mines and explosive objects, perform other combat missions.
Dogs are considered indispensable helpers in patrol and search activities. They search for and detain armed criminals, discover weapons and drugs using their own flair. Day of the cynologist in Ukraine is marked by patrol-search, guard, minno-search services. The most demanded now mine-search service animals. They are trained by experienced instructors-trainers.
Smart assistants have often rescued people, often the result of the operation depends on the abilities of the animal and the cynologist. In order to increase their professional skills, regional authorities began to conduct competitions in all-around with dogs. Experience and teamwork bring together partners in the service, so the cynologist is difficult to part with your favorite animal.