German shepherd Fonzie only dog in Tasmania specially trained to detect invasive weeds

Emily Jarvie
By Emily Jarvie
Updated April 24 2019 - 5:04am, first published 5:00am
ON THE NOSE: Detection dog Fonzie is in training to help eradiate orange hawkweed. Picture: supplied.

Tasmania's first hawkweed detection dog is under training in an effort to protect some of Tasmania's most sensitive environments from a highly destructive weed.


Emily Jarvie

Emily Jarvie


Emily Jarvie is a political journalist at The Advocate and The Examiner newspapers based in Hobart, Tasmania. Contact: