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I was looking to buy a new pup the other day. The breed has a hard coat that goes from smooth to wire. I mentioned that my female was very smooth and without “furnishings” and I was corrected to that being called “trim”.

When embarking on creating education for better detection dogs we must have a common language. Often, the language we use is jargon or vernacular which might have wide variances. For working detection dogs we are very fortunate that someone has worked through a great deal of the terminology both from a practical and scientific stand point. SWGDOG spent several years defining terms by consensus and then putting them out for public discussion. Learn more here:

I would ask everyone to look at the difficulty that they had with the term “Drive” and then read this: