Dogs are always regarded as one of the most loyal and intelligent animals in the world. They have proved themselves with all the powers and attitude that they are able to perform various tough tasks which are even very tough for humans. From every perspective, when you will see them they are only the best. And when talking about their companionship with the humans, they are also best at it. Perhaps all these led them to the most proud positions in a country. I am talking about the work of protecting a country from all type of dangers.
Dogs are widely used almost all over the world in military services. They can perform various activities so efficiently that the humans depend on them. Some breeds of dogs are trained to work in militaries to assist in various jobs like rescuing, searching for drugs and explosives, protecting the fellow militaries etc. In some countries they are also used in the police service. But remember all the breeds can’t perform these works. Specifically there are some breeds of dog which are used in these services. German shepherd and Labrador Retrievers are the most commonly used dog breeds for these purposes.
Various other animals are also used for this purpose like dolphins, elephants, sea lions etc. But dogs are the most common of them all. It is also seen that dogs are being used during wartime. From the middle ages dogs were used for these purposes but with a different perspective. But gradually the perspectives have changed and after 1850 onwards various types of laws were introduced by different countries to train dogs and use them for various defense works. Dogs are very specifically trained and are even given with various posts. Some are only search and rescue dogs, while some are detection dog, arson dogs are kept to pick up traces of accelerants at the site of arson and lastly cadaver dogs that are used for detecting the odor of decomposed bodies. Dogs have very sensitive noses which allow them to do all these purposes very easily.
Talking about breeds, amazingly each and every breed is good at their specific job. Like Labrador Retrievers are good for locating bomb and drugs, German Shepherd is good for protection and locating evidence and even used as attack dog, Bloodhounds are used for odor specific ID and tracking, American Pitbull Terrier is used for search and rescue and also locating bombs, Belgian Malinois are great for protection, human tracking, prisoner transport etc. Various other breeds have also contributed a lot like Boxers, Giant Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Airedale Terriers etc. But due to the lack of availability all the dogs can’t be used for all the time. At present these police dogs are retired after they get injured or pregnant. Mainly the working life of a dog is 6-9 years. During this time if they are killed they get all the honors as received by the humans. Presently countries like Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Netherlands, India, Russia, United Kingdom, and United states all are widely using dogs for all types of security purposes.
So reading all the above information we can easily conclude that dogs are not less than humans from the part of intelligence. There are very powerful and able if they are specially trained. So as a tribute we have collected amazing pictures of military service dogs. Last of all you can easily feel very proud of them if you are an animal lover and have sympathy towards dogs. Great salute to them for protecting us from all the dangers.
40 Pictures of Military Service Dogs
Tech. Sgt. John Mascolo and his military working dog, Ajax, left, await a helicopter pickup with Staff Sgt. Manny Garcia and his dog, Jimmy, outside Forward Operating Base Normandy, Iraq, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. The dogs are wearing doggles to prevent sand and debris from getting in their eyes during sandstorms or when near helicopters. The 35th Security Force Squadron Airmen and their dogs had completed a security sweep of a farmhouse looking for weapons and materials used to make improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Army photo/Pfc. William Servinski II)
Staff Sgt. Allison Price, 87th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer, gazes at Military Working Dog Gino while taking a break between obstacles Feb. 3 at the military working dog obstacle course here. The military working dog handlers use the course to train the dogs for situations that may occur on the job.
120217-M-PH863-006 U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Mann uses his automatic rifle’s scope to scan the area while providing security with his military working dog, Ty, around the villages of Sre Kala and Paygel in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Feb. 17, 2012. Mann, a military working dog handler, and Ty, an improvised explosive device detection dog, are assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. DoD photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Derek Smith, a military working dog handler, pets Fergina before training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 21, 2014. The training maintains the dog’s proficiency in subduing suspects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich/Released)
060601-N-8252B-018 FOB Kalsu, Iraq (June 1, 2006) – Spc Robert Dami,Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, plays fetch with his military working dog, Jay. Dami and Jay are on their year deployment to Iraq. (Official U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Katrina Beeler) (RELEASED)
MIAN POSHTEH, AFGHANISTAN- JULY 4: U.S. Marines from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. and a bomb sniffing dog manuever on a building they were taking fire from on July 4, 2009 in Mian Poshteh, Afghanistan . The Marines are part of Operation Khanjari which was launched to take areas in the Southern Helmand Province that Taliban fighters are using as a resupply route and to help the local Afghan population prepare for the upcoming presidential elections. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Staff Sgt. Christa Quam holds her puppy which will enter the military working dog program in a year at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. MWDs are enrolled in a 60- to 90-day training program where they are taught to detect explosives and drugs. They are also taught deterrence training and how to protect their handler. Sergeant Quam is assigned to the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Griffin)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Larry Harris, a Military Working Dog handler, rewards his dog, Aaron, for finding simulated explosives buried along a road at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on July 9, 2012 during a training exercise while U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Parker looks on. The handlers and their dogs rotate through Kandahar Airfield for validation prior to moving out to Forward Operating Bases around the country where they will lead combat foot patrols and sniff out IEDs and other explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Stephen Hudson) (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Stephen Hudson)