Dogs working in the army have a long history starting in ancient times. From ‘war dogs’ trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries and trackers, their uses have been varied and some continue to exist in modern military usage.
- Logistics & communication
- Medical research
- Detection & tracking
- Law enforcement (police dogs)
- Drug and explosives detection
- Military working dogs continue to serve as sentries, trackers, search and rescue, scouts, and mascots. Retired working dogs are often adopted as pets or therapy dogs.
To celebrate the incredible work that these dogs do, we’ve compiled our favourite top 10 pictures of soldiers and their dogs.
1. Iraq Dog
5. Nap Time
6. No Matter What
7. Found It
8. Keeping Cool
9. On Patrol
10. Sniper Dog
These pictures are simply beautiful, we hope you found them moving and inspiring. Which one is your favourite? Let us know by leaving your comments below.