CIA K9 HALL of FAME: Nikki the German Shepherd

Photo credit: CIA

While 4leggers has grown into a site that offers fact sheets, helpful tips, and feature stories about all four-legged mammals from household cats to mountain lions, bears, elephants and even mice, the foundation of 4leggers is our love of dogs.

To help educate the public about how important canines are to our everyday life, even though we often don’t know it, 4leggers is launching a series of stories about some of the most courageous dogs in the world. To kick off the series, we’re focusing on the best of the best: the retired working dogs of the K9 Corps of the Central Intelligence Agency who have been enshrined in the CIA’s K9 Hall of Fame.

If you know of any courageous dogs – whether working dogs or just a neighbor’s dog who saved a life or did something courageous – please contact us and we’ll follow up about doing a story: change [at] sherpamultimedia [dot] com.


NAME: Nikki

BREED: German shepherd

SPECIALTY: undisclosed



I’m Nikky, and maybe you’ve seen me on TV.

I used to be in commercials and movies. I did a lot of my own stunts. I can even speak a couple of languages. It just seemed natural to work for the CIA K-9 Corps. I’m a German shepherd, and I’m originally from Holland.

I had a tough time here at first because I didn’t understand English so well. My first language is Dutch. I had to prove myself to my partner, Officer James, and I did. One day, I was chasing a bad guy. I chased him so hard that I fell off a 15-foot bridge. I wasn’t injured, but I could tell the other K-9s really respected my effort. I recently won two medals at a United States Police Canine Association Patrol Dog competition.

Source: CIA


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