Lost & Found Beagle
September 24, 2014 9:20 AM   Subscribe

In this KLM promotional video, we are introduced to their newest lost & found team member who returns lost items to their owners--adorably.
posted by agatha_magatha (39 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
OH MY GOD GUYS, that puppy returned a stuffed puppy to a child. Layers of cuteness here.
posted by phunniemee at 9:27 AM on September 24, 2014 [11 favorites]


I want to fly KLM to Amsterdam and deliberately lose something on a plane just to see this puppy in action because this is so awesome!
posted by dnash at 9:29 AM on September 24, 2014 [6 favorites]


I love that they're using a scent-trained dog to reunite items with people in baggage claim. That's one of the best uses of that talent EVER.
posted by hippybear at 9:30 AM on September 24, 2014 [8 favorites]


It's puppies all the way down!
posted by Naberius at 9:34 AM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Pupsi Blue?
posted by dr_dank at 9:36 AM on September 24, 2014


The music plus slow-mo really makes it. It's impossible to see those floppy ears and not want to scritch them.
posted by zombieflanders at 9:39 AM on September 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


Better take that flight soon dnash, because KLM-Air France's day may be numbered.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 9:41 AM on September 24, 2014


I read KLM as KLF and expected something totally different here. But on the other hand, yay puppies!
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 9:41 AM on September 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


I fly KLM all the freaking time and have never seen anything this cute around Schiphol :(
posted by wingless_angel at 9:47 AM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have no idea if they're really using a beagle in this exact way, but it's a great video regardless.
posted by shelleycat at 10:07 AM on September 24, 2014


i really like beagles.
posted by entropone at 10:18 AM on September 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


YouTube video (I assume it's the same one) for those without Facebook.
posted by dfan at 10:29 AM on September 24, 2014 [4 favorites]


OH MY GOD. It runs so hard. Such a good dog. SO GOOD.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:40 AM on September 24, 2014 [6 favorites]


Holy crud, how does he not get distracted with all those smells at the airport? All our family Beagles were like, "I SMELL SOMETHING IMPORTANT! WAIT, I SMELL SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT! WAIT, WAIT, NOW I SMELL SOMETHING FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN... WAIT, I SMELL SOMETHING OVER THERE THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING I EVER KNEW ABOUT SMELLING..."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:47 AM on September 24, 2014 [28 favorites]


Beagles are the absolute best. So are bassets. Though I do not see a basset (or our stubborn spoiled beagles) doing anything even remotely resembling what this beagle is doing. That is, allowing herself to be trained, let alone trained and composed in an airport full of people and scary sights and sounds. The noise that our beagles and basset would make in an airport would bring everything in the terminal to a screeching halt.
posted by blucevalo at 10:55 AM on September 24, 2014 [4 favorites]


That's a beautiful dog and a very nicely made ad! Beagles are the best. I've always been a dog person but my beagle is the most entertaining, cheerful, funny, smart dog I've ever lived with, although she drives my poor dopey golden mad. Since I've got involved with beagle rescues a little bit I've found most of the breed I've met are real characters.

Also once a Labrador sniffed me out with a contraband apple I forgot about in a baggage claim area, beelined right for me, and everyone laughed at me.
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:56 AM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Does anyone have some Absorbine Jr. I can borrow? That last shot totally hyperextended my smiling and delight muscles.
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:59 AM on September 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


As someone who's had multiple beagles, don't plan on losing any food-based items. And not to ruin the closing shot, but I'm pretty sure he crapped on the moving walkway and doesn't care who knows.
posted by yerfatma at 11:04 AM on September 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


I have a puggle (half pug) so I get all the benefits of that beagle nose, but the only things he's interested in are his own butt and wiener.

But at least I get brachycephalic pig grunting noises as a bonus, and I can call him cool things like Turbo Penis Lunch 5000
posted by jake at 11:08 AM on September 24, 2014 [8 favorites]


BTW for non-beagle people: "benefits" should be in scare quotes unless they have a cool job like Stuff Finder or Cocaine Cop
posted by jake at 11:12 AM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


BTW for non-beagle people: "benefits" should be in scare quotes unless they have a cool job like Stuff Finder or Cocaine Cop

There's a show on whatever channel Britain's version of late night 90s-era Fox is that I want to pretend is called Dog Cops but I'm sure was actually called something different. ANYWAY it followed each workday at Heathrow for Jake the Airport Security Beagle and it was the best show. Little Jake would sniff his way around customs busting all the smugglers. He's like the serious business version of this KLM pup.
posted by phunniemee at 11:22 AM on September 24, 2014 [3 favorites]


"Yes, Ma'am, our Lost and Found Beagle did find your blue fountain pen. No, he didn't return it, but his paws and mouth are a lovely shade of cobalt."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:29 AM on September 24, 2014 [5 favorites]


Well put me on the do not fly list because my head just exploded from the cuteness!
posted by auntie maim at 11:52 AM on September 24, 2014


Like.
posted by beagle at 12:04 PM on September 24, 2014 [11 favorites]


This video is just going to encourage me to leave my belongings on the plane should I ever fly KLM to the Netherlands.

Beagles are the absolute best. So are bassets.

My partner wasn't much of a dog person until he met me. I, however, geeked out dog breeds as a child and to this day, I'm able to identify fairly uncommon breeds. When he saw a basset hound for the first time, he thought it was a new exotic mix like the puggle or labradoodle.

"Look! A DACHSBEAGLE!"
posted by peripathetic at 1:06 PM on September 24, 2014 [5 favorites]


I'm choosing to believe this is real and will hear nothing of the contrary. I hope there are 10 of these in the airport the next time I go.
posted by DynamiteToast at 1:30 PM on September 24, 2014


I volunteer my dog for demolitions services. Paper shredding, especially. She is very good at that.
posted by cmyk at 1:37 PM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


I hope there are 10 of these in the airport the next time I go.

If you live in the US, you just might have a chance, though it's not the same.
posted by zombieflanders at 1:43 PM on September 24, 2014


I will not cave in to viral marketing, I will not cave in to-
OMG BEAGLES GUYS!
Had a beagle mutt when I was youngun, and totally agree on their wonderfulness. Haven’t lived where dogs were allowed in a long time, tho. (But hey, my cat does play fetch. Enthusiastically. As a coworker said after seeing a video, “Your cat fetches better than my dog.”)
posted by NorthernLite at 2:15 PM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


This is the honest to god truth.

When I was a kid, about 14 years old, I had a beloved beagle who was my constant companion since the age of 8, and my family left to spend a year in a foreign country. My beagle went to live with my grandparents, which was great because my granddad loved that beagle and spoiled her rotten. I sent her off to the opposite coast with an old shirt of mine in her carrier so she'd have something from home. She spent a year lounging by the pool eating way too many cheese balls and going for rides in his '61 Chevy convertible.

Well over a year later, I returned to the US. My dog was shipped home as freight to JFK airport. As the baggage handler brought the dog (on a leash, for some 1970s reason) across the baggage claim area, somehow my dog slipped her collar (she could always do that, she made a mockery of all methods of beagle restraint including glass doors). The claim area was crowded with people, and my dog was a good 50 yards away, yet she tore straight through the terminal toward her waiting family and jumped into my arms like a guided missile and then peed on the terminal floor in excitement.

She lived to be around 20 years old, by the way, and died the very day I graduated from college.

So thanks for this video. I hadn't thought about that in many years. Beagles fucking rock.
posted by spitbull at 3:05 PM on September 24, 2014 [28 favorites]


I can guarantee that my reaction to a dog in an official jacket bounding up to me sniffing heavily at an airport will not be "Oh, cute!".

Because one strip search at 11pm on a Friday night in a foreign country is enough, thank you very much Oslo.

(The glossy leaflet they gave me afterwards saying "Yeah. We got it wrong. Ain't nothing you can do about it" did not improve matters...)
posted by Devonian at 4:30 PM on September 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


I can guarantee that my reaction to a dog in an official jacket bounding up to me sniffing heavily at an airport will not be "Oh, cute!".

The one time I saw a beagle in an airport, it was Logan and it was definitely a "Do not pet Mr. Snuggles as he is looking for booger sugar on your person right now".
posted by yerfatma at 4:35 PM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


A bear's sense of smell several times more sensitive than a blood hound's and would totally solve the, "I want to pet the doggy even though he is working" problem.
posted by VTX at 4:54 PM on September 24, 2014 [4 favorites]


Four years ago I finally took my dream vacation to New Zealand. Upon arrival in Auckland, I noticed that the airport staff were using Beagles as sniffer/security dogs. I asked the woman at customs why they used Beagles and she said that they "just seemed more pleasant" than German Shepherds, Labs etc. I immediately fell in love with New Zealand.
posted by TDavis at 6:12 PM on September 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


They had a beagle checking out everybody in line for customs in Minneapolis when I came back from France last spring. His handler was SO. STERN. Behind this guy's back the passengers in line were all smiley and giggly and "look at the puppy-wuppy over there," and then this man would turn around and suddenly all the passengers would stand up straight and look calm and serious and uninterested, while all the people now behind the stern man would drop the facade and turn all cutesy excited about the dog. It was pretty great, for being stuck in a customs line for nearly an hour.
posted by vytae at 7:43 PM on September 24, 2014 [7 favorites]


I would be Hansel-&-Gretel-ing every last small item I carried across Schipol airport like the newly appointed ambassador from HoleInMyPantsIstan
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:39 AM on September 26, 2014 [3 favorites]


I really hate to burst the happiness bubble everyone got from this. But the video turned out to just be an ad, there's no lost and found beagle. It was supposed to be a tongue in cheek "we go above and beyond" spot, but it was lost in translation.
posted by borkencode at 11:50 AM on September 30, 2014


Well, I kinda suspected that. It doesn't seem like an idea that would actually scale to the amount of stuff that no doubt gets dropped in airports.
posted by dnash at 9:28 AM on October 1, 2014


I completely believed that the Dutch would do this.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 4:58 PM on October 1, 2014


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