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: BUCKY

     Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix

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

     Weight: 70 lbs.

     Born: 4/1/16

About Bucky: Bucky's namesake is Yankees player Bucky Dent. Bucky is a rescue from Animal House in Fort Collins, CO. We are grateful to Animal House for contacting us about Bucky. We know he is part lab, the rest is a mystery. Bucky 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. 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 may be a rookie, but she has already proven herself as a top dog.


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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 is expected to finish his training in the Spring of 2017. 

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