What breed of dog features in 'FBI: International'?

The team of elite operatives in 'FBI: International' also includes a dog that helps them in solving crimes and also acts as a 'protection dog'

What breed of dog features in 'FBI: International'?
A still of 'protection dog' Tank in 'FBI: International' (CBS)
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Season 1 of ‘FBI: International’ turned out to be a huge hit and it doesn’t come as a shock that the CBS series will be returning soon with a second season. The show primarily focuses on the international “Fly Team” of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and all its elite operatives. The team locates and neutralizes threats against American interests around the world. The team consists of many amazing characters, but if there’s one member of the team that has managed to become everyone’s favorite, then it’s surely TANK.

Well, isn’t that an unusual name for a human? It is, but TANK is not a human. He is the amazing-looking hound Green who has helped the team in several cases. Tank follows the commands given by Special Agent Scott Forrester (Luke Kleintank) and is rarely seen without the team’s secret weapon. Tank was an FBI cadaver dog and he was about to be sent to greener pastures after retirement. However, Forrester intervened and took the dog with him because Tank didn’t look like he wanted to retire. Since then, the animal has been a part of the team.

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Luke Kleintank (Scott Forrester), Green (Tank), and Vinessa Vidotto (Cameron) in 'FBI: International' (CBS)
Luke Kleintank (Scott Forrester), Green (Tank), and Vinessa Vidotto (Cameron) in 'FBI: International' (CBS)

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Klientank has already confirmed that Tank is still a member of the team and will be returning for Season 2. So, what kind of breed is Tank? Let’s take a look.

What breed of dog features in ‘FBI: International’?

The kind of dog seen in ‘FBI: International’ is a Giant Schnauzer, who is referred to as ‘Schutzhuna’ in the series. The word ‘Schutzhuna’ is a German word for a guard dog and translates to “protection dog”. This breed of dog was developed in the 17th century in Germany and was originally bred as a multipurpose farm dog for guarding property and driving animals to market. However, by the 20th century, the Giant Schnauzer became a watchdog at factories and many more establishments.

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Giant Schnauzer Phillipe, also know as Jafrak Phillipe Oilivier is kissed by his owner Kevin Cullen after winning 'Best in Show' at the 2008 Crufts dog show on March 9, 2008 in Birmingham, England. Over 23,000 top pedigree dogs from around the world  competed in over 2,000 individual classes, at the National Exhibition Centre,  for the prestigious title of
Giant Schnauzer Phillipe, also know as Jafrak Phillipe Oilivier is kissed by his owner Kevin Cullen after winning 'Best in Show' at the 2008 Crufts dog show on March 9, 2008 in Birmingham, England. Over 23,000 top pedigree dogs from around the world competed in over 2,000 individual classes, at the National Exhibition Centre, for the prestigious title of "Best In Show" the pinnacle of any dog and owners career. Crufts was founded in 1891 and is the most prestigious and largest dog show in the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

According to American Kennel Club, a male Schnauzer might stand as high as 27.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh 95 pounds. They are considered to be very intelligent and most importantly, very loyal. This personality trait makes this breed a stellar worker and companion. Apart from that, this breed is known for being affectionate toward families and vigilant toward strangers.

They are highly energetic and can easily adapt to changes.

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The real name of the dog acting in ‘FBI: International’ is Green and shares an amazing relationship with Kleintank. The actor keeps on sharing photos with his on-screen partner and considers the animal as one of his “best friends”.

Tank will be back in Season 2 and will be coming out of retirement to solve crimes with the ‘FBI: International’ team.

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'FBI: International' Season 2 will premiere exclusively on CBS on September 20, at 8 pm EST.

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