- Breed: Springer Spaniel
- Likes: Ball, ball and ball
- Favourite toy: Ball and bones
- Character / traits: Chilled, happy, caring dog
- Favourite food: Can only have his food – no treats – but loves an ice cube
Bubba's handler is Emma, a police officer with nearly 20 years service. Emma is currently working in the initial police training department for new recruits. She is a qualified trainer, but is presently working on the support team, offering support and assistance to the students.
Emma said: "I chose to be an OK9 handler as it is important to recognise that people who work for the police are humans, with emotions, feelings and they have potentially experienced significant trauma.
"Bubba is friendly, caring, chilled out and loves a cuddle or a tickle. The front leg that Bubba has, has already broken and has been pinned and plated due to a birth abnormality. He lost his other leg five years ago and his resilience and perseverance is overwhelming at times. Hopefully he will inspire people that anything is possible. "