Bloodhound Puppy Is Riverside County’s Newest Deputy Dog

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The newest member of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s K-9 tracking team was introduced to the public on Thursday.


Deputy Robert Ochoa holds his new partner, an 11-week-old bloodhound named Windy. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Windy, an 11-week-old bloodhound, was chosen after a comprehensive selection process to join a well-established canine team credited with identifying and locating hundreds of individuals, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Once her training was completed, Windy was set to join Inga, a 7-year-old bloodhound; Mandy, a 6-year-old bloodhound; and Marley, a 6-year-old German Shepherd.

Windy’s new partner, Deputy Robert Ochoa, will be her handler throughout her entire career with the department, the release stated.

She was acquired through a private donation to the department’s K-9 program, according to the release.