K-9 Unit

Corporal Brian Wullweber
Corporal Wullweber has been a certified Police officer since March, 2002, and he has been a member of the Dubuque Police Department since August, 2004. He has served as a Field Training Officer for the department, and was assigned to the position of K-9 Handler in March, 2007.
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Corporal Wullweber is a member of the Dubuque Police Department Tactical Unit with his partner, Brix, and is a certified K-9 Handler through Vohne Liche Kennels and American Working Dog.
 
Brix and Corporal Wullweber have been together since January 2012, after completing an extensive six-week training course at Vohne Liche Kennels. They have spent hundreds of hours training together as a K-9 team.

If you'd like more information on our canine unit, please contact the Police Department at 563.589.4410.

Brix
Brix is a male Belgian Malinois that was born in 2010 in the Czech Republic.

Brix was donated to the Dubuque Police Department by K9s4Cops and is trained as a dual-purpose narcotic detector dog. He is trained in the detection of marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. He is also trained in building searches, area searches, tracking, crowd control, and handler protection.

Awards
 
2015 K9 Olympics Results
The Dubuque Police Department’s K9 Unit recently returned from the 2015 Vohne Liche Kennels & American Working Dog K9 Olympics in Denver, Indiana, again with numerous awards.  One hundred-twenty K9 teams participated in the national event, including teams from the U.S. Department of Defense (Special Forces), Secret Service, and Marine Corps Forces Special Forces Operations Command.  Awards were presented for only the top 3 places in each event.

Multi-purpose K9 “Brix” and handler Corporal Brian Wullweber received the following awards:

1st Place: Hogan's Alley (suspect apprehension & narcotics detection event)
2nd Place: Open Area Narcotic Detection
3rd Place: Vehicle Narcotic Detection
3rd Place: Overall Narcotic Detection


2014 K9 Olympics Results                                    
The Dubuque Police Department’s K9 Units recently returned from the 2014 Vohne Liche Kennels & American Working Dog K9 Olympics in Denver, Indiana, again with numerous awards.  One hundred-thirty K9 teams participated in the national event, including teams from the U.S. Department of Defense (Special Forces).  Awards were presented for only the top 3 places in each event.

 

Multi-purpose K9 “Brix” and handler Corporal Brian Wullweber received the following awards:

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1st Place: Obedience

1st Place: Area Search

1st Place: Decoy

2nd Place: Narcotic Warehouse Detection

2nd Place: Patrol Team

2nd Place: Overall Patrol Team

 

Single-purpose Explosives Detection K9 “Tiffany” and handler Officer Paul Avenarius received

3rd Place in the “Overall Patrol Team” event.


 
2013 K9 Olympics Results

The Dubuque Police Department’s K9 Units recently returned from the 2013 Vohne Liche Kennels & American Working Dog K9 Olympics, again with numerous awards.

Multi-purpose K9 “Brix” and handler Corporal Brian Wullweber received the following awards:

1st Place (104 K9 teams) in building searches
1st Place (52 K9 teams) in decoy event
1st Place (104 K9 teams) in individual patrol
1st Place in overall team patrol
2nd Place (94 K9 teams) in control (bite work & obedience)
5th Place (67 K9 teams) in 1.5 mile obstacle course
5th Place (76 K9 teams) in interior vehicle narcotics detection
9th Place (76 K9 teams) in narcotic building detection
9th Place (76 K9 teams) in overall narcotics detection
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Single-purpose Bomb Detection K9 “Tiffany” and handler Officer Paul Avenarius received the following awards while competing against twenty-nine other teams:

2nd Place in luggage explosive search
3rd Place in open area explosive search
4th Place in interior vehicle explosive search
5th Place in warehouse explosive search

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2013 Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials
Corporal Wullweber and Brix recently (October 23-25, 2013) participated in the Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials, sponsored by “K9’s4Cops”, the non-profit organization that provided Brix to the DPD. Entries were capped at 50 officers and their K9 partners. Cpl. Wullweber and Brix finished 1st in narcotics detection, 1st in the obstacle course, 1st in patrol, and the declaration of overall “Top Dog”.

2012 K9 Olympics Results

The 2012 American Working Dogs Inc. and Vohne Liche Kennels Seminar & Certification Trials (commonly referred to as the K9 Olympics) were held at Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana on August 21st – 24th, 2012. Officer Wullweber and Brix participated with other K9 Units from across the country and world. Awards are presented to only the top three teams in each event and Brix returned home to Dubuque with more than any other participating team:

Overall Patrol: 1st out of 102
Control (bite work & obedience combined): 1st out of 97
Hard Dog (hardest hitting dog after 100 yard sprint): 1st out of 75
Fast Dog (fastest dog clocked on radar during 100 yard sprint): 1st out of 75
Obstacle Course (2 miles long with 22 obstacles): 2nd out of 81
Obedience: 3rd out of 102
Building Search: 3rd out of 98

Other notable achievements included finishing 19th out of 71 in Vehicle Detection; 29th out of 102 in Area Search; and 39th out of 101 in Hogan’s Alley (a scenario-based event that involves tactics, patrol & narcotic detection).

Special Thanks
The Dubuque Police Department would like to thank our community partners, PetMed Animal Hospital, Dr. John Haupert DVM, Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto, and K9s4Cops for their support.