Joseph Quandt, of Carroll, and Tama County Sheriff’s K-9 dog, Nikki, won Top Dog Award at the Regional United States Police Canine Association Police Dog 1 event in Sioux City. Quandt is a deputy for the Tama County Sheriff’s Office.
Joseph Quandt, of Carroll, and Tama County Sheriff’s K-9 dog, Nikki, won Top Dog Award at the Regional United States Police Canine Association Police Dog 1 event in Sioux City. Quandt is a deputy for the Tama County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A 1996 graduate of Carroll High School and his partner won Top Dog Award at the Regional United States Police Canine Association Police Dog 1 event in Sioux City in early September.

Joseph Quandt, son of Dan and Mary Quandt of Carroll, and his K-9 partner, Nikki, received a score of 684.4 out of 700 in the competition.

According to a press release, teams were tested and judged on obedience, agility, evidence searches, suspect searches, criminal apprehensions and handler protection.

Nikki is a 5-year-old female Belgian Malinois and was purchased from the North Iowa K-9 in Fort Dodge about three years ago and is a dual purpose dog that is trained in Police Dog 1 and narcotics detection.

Quandt has been with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office for almost seven years now and has been assigned the K-9 unit for last three years.