While Superpower Dogs pup Halo is busy with her urban search and rescue training with the Miami-Dade Fire Dept, here’s everything you need to know about the hero-in-the-making
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Occupation: Urban search and rescue recruit
DOB: 6 October 2015
Place of birth: Detroit, USA
Favourite toy: Tennis balls
Favourite game: Tennis-ball soccer (always with another ball in her mouth)
Favourite food: Anything that is not dog food
Likes: Using the couch as a trampoline, watching ducks on the lake, chewing sticks and ripping the fuzz off tennis balls, working for and tugging with her tug toys.
Dislikes: Baths, clipping her nails, resting for more then three minutes and hates the sound of the air brakes on the large semi-trucks (understandable considering the size of her ears!).
Handler: Cat Labrada
Handler occupation: Miami Dade Fire Captain
Handler years in service: 16
About the breed: The Dutch shepherd was originally bred as an all-purpose working dog, appearing in the Netherlands in the 1800s. Farmers and shepherds needed dogs that were quick and intelligent but also hardy, versatile and dependable. After World War II the breed almost became extinct and is still rare today, but their willingness to work and sharp reflexes meant that they soon became excellent working dogs.
About the film: Superpower Dogs is an epic family adventure film about extraordinary real-life canines. Filmed in 3D and presented in association with the California Science Center, it will hit giant screen and IMAX theatres in Spring 2018.