Meet Britain's first hedgehog hunting hound.

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Henry the springer spaniel with Lucy Bearman-Brown.<br />
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A resourceful sniffer dog is being specially trained to detect hedgehogs - in a bid to save their dwlinding population.<br />
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Henry the springer spaniel locates the prickly creatures so they can be moved out of harm's way ahead of land development projects.<br />
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When he finds one, he quietly sits next to it so his handler can come and investigate, earning a game of fetch as a reward.<br />
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With his remarkable sense of smell, which is 100,000 times more sensitive than a human's, he can detect a hedgehog hidden in a bush 250 yards away.<br />
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The research project, the first to its type, is being overseen by Lucy Bearman-Brown, senior lecturer in Animal Science at Hartpury University