Man’s best friend may be a man’s best chance at busting sex offenders.

A semen-sniffing dog is working in the sex crime unit of a police department in England to help catch creeps and perverts, cops announced this week.

The 1-year-old yellow Labrador, April, was trained to detect even tiny amounts of seminal fluid at crime scenes — and is better than traditional kits at extracting DNA, according to the Cheshire Police Department in England.

The perv-busting pooch can pinpoint as little as 0.016ml of semen deposited even years ago, Cheshire Police Chief Dean Allen told the BBC.

“Once [she’s] identified the scent, that piece of material or vegetation can be sent away and the extracted DNA profiled, leading to more prosecutions,” said Allen, who was April’s lead trainer.

“The result is we can catch sexual offenders that we may not have been able to otherwise.”

A picture of a yellow Labrador who was trained to detect seminal fluid.
The 1-year-old yellow Labrador, April, was trained to detect even tiny amounts of seminal fluid at crime scenes, according to the Cheshire Police Department in England.
Cheshire Police / SWNS

The remarkable canine cop was trained for six weeks in a canine forensics program and is one of just three dogs in the UK with a special skill set.

“It shows how the skills of the dogs and their handlers play a vitally important role during sexual offense investigations, in scenes where traditional methods wouldn’t work,” said Cheshire Police Chief Inspector Simon Newell.

April will also be used to sniff-out semen in the nearby North Wales Police Dog Unit.



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