Wagtail UK Ltd was established in 2003 and provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies such as UK Border Force, HM Revenue & Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces.

Wagtail is contracted by the UK Border Force to provide ‘Body Detection Dogs’ (for illegal immigrants) in Northern France 24/7, 365 days a year.  ‘Conservation Dogs’, Wagtails sister company, is an innovative pioneering company providing a centre for training of specialist detection dogs for both Wildlife Crime Detection and Wildlife Conservation.  An international, multi-award winning company, Wagtail dogs can detect, firearms, explosives, drugs, cash, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, pangolin scale, bush meat, leopard skin ‘live’ animals, bats and great crested newts.

Our handlers have extensive experience of working in international military and civil operations, in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the British Armed Forces and Home Office.


  • Explosives and firearms detection
  • Drugs detection (passive and pro-active)
  • Tobacco detection
  • Cash detection
  • ‘Live’ body detection (people smuggling and border control)
  • Conservation
  • Products of Animal Origin
  • Cadaver detection (human remains)
  • Search and rescue/urban disaster rescue (confined space)
  • Hydrocarbons detection (fire investigation)
  • Personal protection and security patrols
Illegal Tobacco Detection Dog


  • Achieved IS0 9001 Certification from WCS
  • Licensed by The Home Office To Store and Keep Explosives for The Purposes Of Dog Training
  • Licensed by The Home Office To Store and Keep Drugs for The Purposes Of Dog Training
  • Accredited Training centre with The Highfield Awarding Body Of Compliance (HABC)
  • Approved by the Ministry Of Defence Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • Members of The Armed Forces Covenant Scheme
  • Members of The British Institute Of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT)
  • Members of The British Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE)
  • Corporate Affiliate Members of The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
  • Members of The National Association Of Security Dog Users (NASDU)
  • Accredited training centre with National Association Of Security Dog Users (NASDU)
  • Recipients of The Home Office ‘Supplier Of The Year’ Award
  • #SBS (Small Business Sunday) Theo Paphitis Winner

Share this