Racine Co. Sheriff's Department introduces 'Bryx,' newest member of K9 team

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- We got a look at Racine County's K9 Unit Wednesday, Sept. 9.

There are seven dogs, including the newest member.

His name is "Bryx," and he's a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois who's been training for more than a month.

He'll help deputies search for drugs, weapons or even missing persons, including children.

"These dogs, they're not aggressive," said K9 Handler Deputy Richard Fountaine. "Carlsons here, they can pet him just fine. They're intense, no doubt, but you know, even when it comes to tracking like you saw before, that's not an aggression exercise, it's a hunting exercise. They're just looking for their toy."

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says it costs about $25,000 to acquire and train a K9. 

A Racine company, Carlson Roofing, presented a donation to the K9 program Wednesday.

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