Top 10 Army Dogs

by Chelsea Dogs

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.

Historical Uses:

  • Fighting
  • Logistics & communication
  • Mascots
  • Medical research
  • Detection & tracking
  • Scouts
  • Sentries

Modern Uses:

  • Law enforcement (police dogs)
  • Drug and explosives detection
  • Intimidation
  • Retirement
  • 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

Iraq Soldier and his dog
2. Companionship

dogs and soldiers
3. In The Air

army dogs

4. Newbies

Army Dogs Puppies and Soldier

5. Nap Time

army dog nap time

6. No Matter What

army dogs leg

7. Found It

army sniffer dogs

8. Keeping Cool

Military-working-dogs-these-special-pooches-need-extra-care-like-this-dog-had-on-patrol-Jamie-Peters-26-Oct-12

9. On Patrol

army dog on patrol

10. Sniper Dog

sniper dog army

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.

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