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Joe Bentley
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It's a common blurb in many of those common, and often largely false, lists of "facts" on the net that a Bloodhound is the only animal who can testify in court.

Wouldn't the actions of a Bloodhound be more accuratly described as "evidence" and not "testimony?"

And if a Bloodhound can testify why can't a drug sniffing or bomb sniffing dog, or a search and rescue dog testify?

I wonder if they mean Bloodhound the breed, or Bloodhound in the sense of the role the animal is in in the investigation?

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