Yes, some dogs smell dead people and this type of K-9 is a human remains detection dog (HRD) or cadaver dog. The human remains detection dog is specifically trained to find the odor of decomposing human remains. HRD K-9’s are trained to ignore live … Link.

On Friday, dog handlers came in with two cadaver dogs to assist in the search. “When the cadaver dogs come out, we’re looking at recovery,” said Wade Gummin, a dog handler with Canine Search Solutions. “With a cadaver dog, you can pretty much do … Link.

So in our first studies we compared the odour of fresh and degraded blood, chemically profiled over a two-year study and presented to cadaver-detection and blood-detection dogs in training. Degraded blood is defined as blood which has undergone … Link.