K-9 Border Wars

National Geographic
K-9 Border Wars


Some dogs were born to be more than just man’s best friend. The dogs of US Customs and Border Patrol work day and night to stop the flow of illegal contraband across the border. Puppies with promise begin their careers at the El Paso training center, where they’re matched up with their human partners. Together the pairs learn tools for the job, and dogs hone their unique canine skills. While we watch the patrol team’s progress in training, we witness a variety of stories as they happen in the field with veteran teams. Expert canines sniff out drugs in trucks, trains and semis, keeping dangerous substances off the streets. Other pups work with their partners to patrol the long stretch of desert on search and rescue missions. In every high-stakes situation, the canines are key to success.


Season 1
  • In Dog We Trust


    In Dogs we Trust: Meet the dogs that are making American streets safer. Involved in everything from drug busts to search and rescues, their careers start at the El Paso training centre.

  • To Sniff & Protect


    To Sniff and Protect: From sniffing out drugs to patrolling the desert, these US Customs and Border Control dogs play a crucial role in keeping dangerous substances off America's streets.