Magyar Posta presents well-known working dogs on a special miniature sheet with four stamps.Forty thousand copies of the sheet designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu - n.
Dogs have a sense of smell which is far
superior to that of humans and this ability can save people’s lives. The stamps
feature four well-known dogs close up and in the background they are shown
while at work. Kuruc, a German shepherd, was a narcotic detection
dog working for the Customs and Finance Guard. His name is associated with the
discovery of several major drugs hauls.
Mancs, a mantrailing German shepherd, was a rescue dog and a member of the Miskolc-based Spider Rescue Team. He saved the lives of several hundred people during missions such as searches after earthquakes.
Szikra, a wire-haired Hungarian vizsla, was an arson detection dog, whose task was to search for substances suitable for causing arson and who provided invaluable help on countless occasions investigating burnt-out cars, apartments and houses.
Zeusz, a wire-haired fox terrier, was an explosive detection dog, whose task was to search parcels, cargo, aircraft, vessels and road vehicles as well as crime scenes. International action to counter terrorism justifies the use of explosive detection dogs around the world. In the frame of the sheet Kántor, the famous detective dog that was the star of the television series about him, and Tuskó, a real-life detective dog, are featured.