By now you’ve heard the story about how a military working dog played an instrumental role in chasing down the leader of ISIS and helping to prevent major injury to everyone involved in the mission. But did you know that working dogs have been a part of government procurement for decades?
Well-trained working dogs can locate drugs, bombs, people buried under rubble, smuggled food, pipeline leaks, game animals, and cancer. And their versatility, especially for security purposes, is driving a global spike in demand. So when it comes to procuring their services, agencies are increasingly competing not only among themselves but also with foreign governments.
We’ve been using GovShop to conduct research into this marketplace and have compiled the results into a market segmentation of the working dogs’ industry. Our hope is this market map will help buyers identify suppliers of working dogs by organizing the marketplace into logical segments and mapping suppliers to those segments.