A dog called Jacksy

Jackals crossed with huskies to produce sniffer dogs

source: New Scientist May 18 2002 p19

Jackal-husky crosses are being used as sniffer dogs at a Russian airport. Jackals tend not to have a strong work ethic, but their sense of smell is keener than that of domestic dogs. The work on developing the cross was carried out by Klim Sulimov from the DS Likhachev Scientific Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Protection, Russia. There are ten of the new breed of sniffer dogs working at a forensic department, and 25 working at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.