• Short Summary

    Dogs are trained to jump through fire and attack criminals at Britain's only private guard dog school.

  • Description

    Altrincham, Manchester.

    Various dogs (mostly Alsatians) are taken through guard dog training at Britain's only private guard dog school run by Alexander (possibly Alexandra) Bennett who we see in C/U.

    A firework is let off to test reaction to loud noises. "Kim" is teased with a piece of cloth, she hangs on to it, shaking her head. A man with a gun pretends to attack Kim's owner, the dog grabs his padded jacket. Guard dogs jump through hoops and over jumps. Fabric draped over a hoop is set alight and a dog called Fritz jumps through the ring of fire.

    Dogs are put into the back of a van marked "Stamford Guard Dogs" and are driven away. The narrator explains how guard dogs are used in various situations and we see a guard dog in situ protecting a factory. He stands with his handler behind a wire fence barking.

    M/S of a man pretending to tamper with the load of a lorry - guard dog jumps out of the lorry window and attacks the man, grabbing his coat.

    Note: newspaper article about the guard dogs on file.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:28:00 / 01:02:31:00
    CP 102

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