US police hope K9 pit bull will change views of breed

"These dogs are misunderstood."
"These dogs are misunderstood." Photo credit: Stafford Police Department / Facebook

A US police department hope to change the public's views of pit bulls after hiring the first one as a K9 dog in Kansas.

Named after a character from Mortal Combat, Kano is trained in locating marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy.

The Stafford Police Department says they want to change the perception of pit bulls.

"I have always been 'pro-pit bull', these dogs are misunderstood," his handler posted to Facebook.

"Just like people dogs are individuals too! Kano and I plan to get out there and help try to change the bad name that so many have given the pit bull."

Kano loves his work, and has already shown his worth by making his first drug bust.

"Kano knows when he comes out it's time to go to work," his handler wrote.

"Anyone who watches him work can and will see the drive this dog has, not only that but how incredible these dogs are."