Shortage of US working military dogs may pose security risk. A recent study conducted by the US federal government found that the US military "has faced a chronic shortage of domestically bred working dogs qualified for use by both the Department of Defense and other federal agencies." Unlike current technology, canines possess the ability to continuously adapt and provide consistent detection work. Within the document, researchers highlighted that the lack of a "robust domestic supply" of military dogs "may threaten the ability of departments and agencies that utilize working dogs to maintain readiness if the supply from foreign markets is contested or interrupted for an extended period."