Nigel Allsopp is a world authority on canines. He spent 15 years as a military working dog handler in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Police, responsible for all aspects of Canine Operations and training within the NZ Defence Force.
He has trained personnel from numerous government agencies – including Customs, Police, Corrective Services and Federal Aviation Security – in the use of specialist dogs. After leaving the military to pursue an interest in wild canine research, Nigel migrated to Australia, where he has worked with manned wolves, timber wolves, dingoes and African Cape hunting dogs at several zoos and wildlife parks. A yearning to work with dogs again led Nigel to join the Queensland Police Service, where he currently serves as a senior constable in the Dog Section, working with a firearms/explosive-detection dog. He also trains numerous Specialist Detection Dogs for various Federal and State government Departments.
Nigel has written several books on War dogs and Police Dogs including the best sellers two Australian War Dogs and Cry Havoc: The History of Military War Dogs and his new release K9 COPS. Nigel has written numerous articles on Canine training for International Law Enforcement Magazines and has been a contributing author to the prestigious British Royal Army Veterinary Corps Journal and other Military journals in the United States. He has been the Canine subject matter expert on TVs Mastermind. He has also appeared on the TV series Who Let the Dogs Out. Nigel is a vocal ambassador for the establishment of Animal Memorials to recognise their role and contribution in all Wars.