Meet The Canines

About The Dogs

Sherlock Hounds selects dogs with exceptional temperaments, character, and aptitude for work with children. Mackey Kelly of Canis Major in Oklahoma receives each dog for their initial narcotics training. Mackey has many years of experience training narcotics dogs for school work and police work. 

Sherlock Hounds feels that it is important to use dogs that can do their job while looking friendly and non-intimidating. Each of our dogs and handlers complete rigorous testing to make sure they pass our high standards.

Sherlock Hounds allows students and staff to pet our dogs when we visit a school. The dogs visit special needs classrooms, hospitals and nursing homes making them both therapy and drug dogs.


Sherlock Hounds All-Star Line Up

With their love of a good game of catch, owner Beth Kelly named our friendly dogs after famous baseball players.

Each dog detects: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Ketamine, Alcohol and Gun Powder.


  Gracie   Name: MARK "GRACIE"

     Breed: Black Labrador Retriever

     Height: Tall and elegant

     Weight: 65 lbs.

     Born: 5/10/12


About Gracie: Named after the four time Gold Glove winner and all-star Mark Grace, Gracie is a veteran member of the Sherlock Hounds team. Mackey quickly determined Gracie would be a top-notch drug dog and an excellent fit for Sherlock Hounds.  We agreed with Mackey's evaluation and brought Gracie home to Colorado in the fall of 2013.  She has proven to be everything we wanted--a great nose and affectionate pooch.



    Name: Boomer (Picture Coming Soon)

    Breed: Black Labrador Retriever

    Height: Perfect for his breed and catching the ball in mid-air

    Weight: 60 lbs.

    Born: 4/1/18

About Boomer: Boomer's namesake is Yankees pitcher David Wells. Boomer is a rescue from Lab Rescue OK in Tulsa, OK. We are grateful to Lab Rescue OK for helping us find such a great dog. Boomer is finishing training and we look forward to having him in the starting line-up soon. 



     Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever

     Height: On the smaller side, but perfect for her job.

     Weight: 55 lbs.

     Born: 9/10/13


About Willie: Willie's namesake is center fielder Willie Mays, nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid." Originally from Oklahoma, Willie joined the Sherlock Hounds team in 2016 and we are excited to have her on our team!



Jackie     Name: JACKIE "ROBINSON"

     Breed: Black Labrador Retriever

     Height: Small for her breed but full of energy

     Weight: 53 lbs.

     Born: 6/20/09

About Jackie: Jackie, named after Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, came to Sherlock Hounds the same time as D.J. making them our official rookies of 2010. Bred specifically as a working dog, Sherlock Hounds acquired Jackie from a kennel in Maine. Her love of playing has made her a hit with students and staff. Jackie has proven herself as a top dog. She will retire in 2019.




  Breed: Black Labrador Retriever

  Height: Tall and dashingly handsome

  Weight: 65 pounds

  Born: 8/1/2015


About Dexter: In honor of the Cubs FINALLY winning a World Series, our newest dog is named after center fielder Dexter Fowler. Dexter loves playing fetch and is a popular guy at the schools. His favorite past time is playing with his canine friend Jackie.  


Name: Fergie (picture coming soon)

Breed: Black Labrador Retriever

Height: The Perfect Size to Catch Foul Balls

Weight: Coming soon--girls don't want to give out that information!

Born: 4/1/16

About Fergie: We couldn't resist having another Cubs player so Fergie was named after Fergie Jenkins. We are grateful to the rescue L.E.A.R.N. in Wisconsin who contacted us about Fergie. She loves playing a good game of fetch. We look forward to bringing her up to the major leagues soon. 


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