For Waxahachie Police canine Officer Chance Huckabee and his partner, Cross, were recently named “Top Dog” at a recent competition among other canine units. The pair received the honor after they competed April 12 in Sulphur Springs at the Region 20 United States Police Canine Association certification and field trials. Sixteen handlers and their dogs from around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex took part in the event to test the skills they use while on patrol. Cross’ overall performance in the competition earned him the title as top dog. He added the competition also acts the certification process that law enforcement canines are required to go through annual to show their proficiency in their skill set. Throughout the competition, both the Huckabee and Cross were judged on the handler’s over the canine and the obedience displayed. The dogs were judged on their ability to perform tasks, such as locating narcotics. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!