Cantankerous canine

April 04 2017

PETE Chaplin, a police dog handler for 20 years, gave a talk to Kingswood History Society entitled ‘A Job With a Bite’.

PETE Chaplin, a police dog handler for 20 years, gave a talk to Kingswood History Society entitled ‘A Job With a Bite’.

Pete said his dog Major was with him for five years and in that time he  bit 34 people: 19 were criminals, seven were serving police officers and eight were innocent members of the public, who were unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time. All his other dogs were very average in comparison. 

The April 4 talk was ‘Unseen Bristol’ by Julian Lee Jones.

The society meets on the first Tuesday of each month (March – December), at 7.30pm, in Room 4 at the Park Centre, Kingswood High Street, (opposite the Civic Centre BS15 9TR, parking in Hollow Road opposite the Civic Centre). Anyone interested in joining should visit the website www.kingswoodhistorysociety.org. Cost is £2.50. Annual subscription is £20.