PHOTO GALLERY: Patrol dogs put to the test in Abilene (19 PHOTOS)

POSTED: 9:13 AM Mar 26 2013   UPDATED: 2:05 PM Mar 26 2013

This week patrol dogs from 16 different agencies will compete in the Region 25 U.S. Police Canine Association certification, including dogs from the Abilene Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff Office.

Dogs will compete in categories ranging from agility to bite work. The certification competition ends Friday.