Dogs Of War - A History of Military Dogs

Dogs in Warfare – A History of Military Dogs

From the Roman Molossian to Sergeant Stubby to Conan the Belgian Malinois that helped US forces take out ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, let’s look at how dogs have changed the face of war.

Dogs have certain attributes and physiological traits that make them more than suitable for certain jobs. Intelligence is the most important trait that any working dog must possess. Add affection, loyalty and empathy to the mix and you’ve got the makings of a great therapy or service dog. But when those virtues are combined with alertness, courage and tenacity, you get one of the canine elite, a military or “war dog”—a dog that is in the service.

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