All respects to the previous answerer's, but they are quoting prices for regular puppies, not trained full grown dogs which go for many thousands more.
Now if your dog is being retired from police work, you will not be able to sell her. The Chicago Police and the Cook County Sheriff's both give those dogs away for free. They are retired at ages 6 through 7, depending. No one will pay for a retired dog as their medical costs escalate when they are older. Plus they may have a problem socializing and they can be perceived as being dangerous as well as being a liability.
From what I have heard, most trained dogs can be sold for $7,000 and above. Can go for as much as $20,000 for the right department, however a lot of variables come into play such as the dogs age, expected working life span. Her temperament. Also her grade of tracking/sniffing ability. Another factor is she used for taking a criminal down. Normally they use larger male dogs for that.
Undoubtedly any interested buyers will need to examine her documents. They may want to verify those documents are accurate too. Also for a final test, they may want to test her, any law enforcement officials worth their salt will want to verify she can indeed do the job.
Has the dog been insured and bonded too? Or has she been denied coverage from any damages?
· 1 decade ago