Let’s celebrate some military dogs out there in honor of Memorial Day. Of course the German Shepherd Dog made our list, but so did the Yorkshire Terrier.
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh profiles 38 amazing dogs, from those who help after disaster strikes to ones who provide physical and emotional support.
These dogs, from the Alaskan Malamute to the Treeing Tennessee Brindle, are all American made!
You likely know that GSD stands for German Shepherd Dog, but there are less well-known acronyms. Also, we hear from the breeds themselves about their nicknames.
Marine Sam Wettstein applied to adopt Belle before his tour in Afghanistan even ended. The odds were against them, but the pair are now together again in the U.S.
During a USO stop in Iraq, I ran into a vet school classmate who introduced me to the brave soldiers and dogs who would inspire my “Tucker Wayne” series of novels.
He’s gone from herder to guardian to military dog to show dog — and managed to excel at all!
In our future with dogs, a commitment to responsibly maintaining breeds goes hand in hand with our goal to become a no-kill nation.
The Russian Terrier is one of the finest military dogs in history, just as he was bred to be.
Learn more about this brave K9 veteran and his partner, Navy SEAL Trevor Maroshek, in “Seal Dog” on the Smithsonian Channel.
Among the dogs honored are Max, a parachuting trooper, and Knobby, the official mascot of an 83-foot rescue cutter.
The dogs were only meant to be at Mount Hope Kennels for six weeks, but a private contractor abandoned them. More than a year later, the owner continues to care for them.
That increase will mean more Belgian Malinois surrenders, they say, as the breed’s extreme energy levels and intensity make them the wrong dog for the average family.
Sgt. Jacob Fisher wasn’t going to the let the puppy who wandered onto base fend for himself after he left. Instead, he brought Jax home with him.
In the program, veterans train dogs to become service animals who will help them navigate post-war life.
The chain will donate a portion of Natural Balance sales to Save-A-Vet, which rescues the dogs after they serve.
The author does what every soldier who served with Lucca did: She puts the military dog out front to lead the way.
“Top Dog” tells the story of Lucca, a German Shepherd mix who lost a leg while serving as a military dog.
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