Tag Archives: war dogs

In the news: Memorial Day 2016

We honour our troops and veterans on Memorial Day, Monday 30 May 2016. The above photograph shows Christopher Jarrell grooming his military working dog companion, Uran, at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. The use of dogs in warfare goes back to … Continue reading

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In the news: Memorial Day 2015

We honour our troops and veterans on Memorial Day, Monday 25 May 2015. In the photograph, US Army Staff Sergeant Agnieszka Sosnowska of the 131st Military Working Dog Detachment praises her military working dog, Quaid T183, who has just completed … Continue reading

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In the news: Memorial Day 2013

We honour our troops and veterans on Memorial Day, Monday 27 May 2013. The above photograph shows Explosive Protection Military Working Dog Whiskey relaxing between the feet of his handler. The use of dogs in warfare goes back to ancient … Continue reading

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In the news/Vignette: Let slip the dogs of war

Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war—as Shakespeare’s Mark Anthony so famously said. Seventy-one years ago today, the United States Army did exactly that. On 13 March 1942, they began to train dogs for the War Dog Program, … Continue reading

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In the news: Memorial Day 2012

The use of dogs in warfare goes back to ancient times, even as far back as the Greeks, and the Egyptians. During World War I, the Belgians used their Bouviers des Flandres to haul machine guns to the front. In … Continue reading

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