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K9 or K-9 is an abbreviation and homophone of Canine. It may refer to:

A variety of entries, most related to dogs. The term originated in the military, where designations such as G-2 are common, making K-9 a rare official pun, being similar to "canine". The term, originally referencing war dogs, has since carried over to police, and sentry and assistance dogs as well.


Titled expressive works:

  • K-9 (TV series), Doctor Who spin-off
  • K-9 Kadets, a 1944 movie
  • K-9 (film), 1989 Universal City Studios comedy starring James Belushi. It has two sequels, K-911 and K-9: P.I.
  • K-9 Corrections, a television movie released in 2001.


Fictional robot dogs:

Machinery:

Other:

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

K-9 is pronounced similar to 'canine'.

Noun

Singular
K9

Plural
K9s

K9 (plural K9s)

  1. A trained police dog.
    • 2003, Nicholas H. Dodman, If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People, page 248
      Police working dogs (K9s) often have extremely close bonds with their handlers.
    • 2003, Trevor J. Orsinger, The Firefighter's Best Friend: Lives and Legends of Chicago Firehouse Dogs, Page 90
      Originally a K9 dog for the police department, Captain was asked to resign for unknown reasons.
    • 2005, Priya Kapoor, Nandita Jaishankar, VIPs: Very Important Pets, page 71
      Apollo, part of the New York Police Department K9 Search and Rescue team was on the scene of the disaster just 15 minutes after the disaster
    • 2006, Asa Nonami, Juliet Winters Carpenter, The Hunter: A Detective Takako Otomichi Mystery, page 134
      The Saitama Prefectural Police Department, for example, had no K9 units of its own, and relied on contract dogs exclusively.

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