SEALs’ Top Dog: German Shepherd

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Watch this news story about the training and the bravery of some of the nation’s most interesting warriors. One of them went along with Seal Team 6 into the compound in Abbattabad, Pakistan to get Osama bin Laden.

Since the ancient Egyptians, the Romans, and the Greeks, dogs have been a crucial part of military efforts. Which makes it surprising that it wasn’t until the 1940’s that the US Government officially invested in military war dogs. These four-legged warriors have such a fascinating and rich history.

In today’s military climate, the culture surrounding these dogs has changed. Though most of the dogs are from Europe, the military is ramping up their own breeding programs so as to not rely so heavily on Europe for suitable dogs.

Nearly 15% of the our MWD’s are now bred by the U.S. Since 1958, dogs have been trained at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

These warriors make the title “man’s best friend” mean something tangible. We thank these four-legged warriors for their unflinching dedication and loyalty.

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