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More Than a Dog . . . A Soldier, A Partner
Defense News ^ | Multiple

Posted on 04/28/2006 5:40:54 PM PDT by SandRat

Military working dogs first entered the service in March of 1942 to serve in the Army’s K-9 Corps. Today, the dogs, who have an actual military service record book assigned to them, are still playing an active role in searching for explosives and seizing the enemy. ---

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; dogsofwar; military; partner; soldier; working; workingdogs

1 posted on 04/28/2006 5:40:58 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; A Ruckus of Dogs; acad1228; AirForceMom; ..

WOOF WOOF!!!!!


2 posted on 04/28/2006 5:41:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Great tribute Sandy.


3 posted on 04/28/2006 5:43:41 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: SandRat

HUGE BTTT!!!!


4 posted on 04/28/2006 5:45:19 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (csbtadcbprinavyaIavdihasigweatinnnyuknyuk)
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To: SandRat
Dog + Dog's Equipment. Where are the Scooby snacks?
5 posted on 04/28/2006 5:50:42 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: SandRat

6 posted on 04/28/2006 5:53:08 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: SandRat
Good Dogs!

7 posted on 04/28/2006 5:59:22 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: SandRat

Cavalry, Wrangley


8 posted on 04/28/2006 6:05:21 PM PDT by Lady Jag (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: SandRat
National War Dogs Monument
9 posted on 04/28/2006 6:07:51 PM PDT by FOG724
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To: lonevoice

Notice that the dogs are all German Shepherds.


10 posted on 04/28/2006 6:25:30 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA; lonevoice; SandRat

Shawn Gallagher of the 5th USMC
with his partner, a Malinois


11 posted on 04/28/2006 6:58:54 PM PDT by Lady Jag (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: Pride in the USA


"Notice that the dogs are all German Shepherds".

That's because all the elite Yorkie remf's are billeted in the green zone.


12 posted on 04/28/2006 7:03:37 PM PDT by TET1968
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To: Lady Jag

13 posted on 04/28/2006 7:05:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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Memorial held March 27 for 'Rin Tin', a life-saving military dog

by Melissa Ramirez Cooper, ELCA News Service

A memorial service was held March 27 for Rin Tin, a military working dog who died of cancer March 9 at the Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Texas. The Rev. William G.L. Fisher, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and chaplain for the U.S. Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, conducted the service in Fairbanks. Rin Tin, assigned to Eielson in 1998, served as an explosive detector dog deployed to the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. He was a nine-year-old German Sheppard.

"Rin Tin saved countless lives deterring the introduction of explosives onto the installation" and "conducted numerous explosive sweeps for the Fairbanks community. Rin Tin gave his entire life to the Air Force," said Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Sciascia, military dog trainer, Fairbanks. "Our dogs mean so much to us. They are our partners and friends, and we work with them each day and even deploy with them," she said. "They don't ask to be recruited into the military, but they adapt and overcome. The dogs sleep on a concrete floor in a fenced kennel. Getting out and riding in a vehicle with their handler is what they live for. They work hard for us and never complain," said Sciascia.


14 posted on 04/28/2006 7:06:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: SandRat

I love dogs.
I am so glad that they are there to help are brave men and women in uniform do their jobs.
Hope all service dogs and soldiers stay safe and come home just as soon as the job is done.


15 posted on 04/28/2006 7:11:14 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: SandRat
United States War Dogs Association
16 posted on 04/28/2006 7:11:19 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Jet Jaguar
They say there's a pretty good retirement program.


Gero
8yo
Belgian Malinois


17 posted on 04/28/2006 7:44:41 PM PDT by Lady Jag (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: SandRat; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; sissyjane; Severa; RMDupree; ecurbh; ..
Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

18 posted on 04/28/2006 9:01:52 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: SandRat
I have a pair of Malinois females .
I have owned many dogs over the years
and loved most of them , but these Malinois take the cake!
They are without any doubt the smartest , sharpest , most lovable and willing to please of any breed I have ever had.
More than 'willing' to please , absolutely urgent to please.
Give them love and respect and they can be the best darn friend you could ever think of having. Malinois' rock!
19 posted on 04/28/2006 9:14:29 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hi BG - Click on my profile page to see more working military dogs.


20 posted on 04/28/2006 9:28:36 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (My dawgs love Kitty Mittens)
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To: Lady Jag

Gorgeous dog.


21 posted on 04/28/2006 9:29:41 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (My dawgs love Kitty Mittens)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Unreal......these pictures are SO great....

(.....she says, being INCREDIBLY partial to Shepherds.)

Your home page...cool beans. Really nice.


22 posted on 04/28/2006 9:32:21 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (csbtadcbprinavyaIavdihasigweatinnnyuknyuk)
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To: SandRat

Fantastic thread- Doggies Rule!


23 posted on 04/28/2006 9:33:30 PM PDT by RushCrush (My car runs on bald eagle heads.)
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To: SandRat

BTTT


24 posted on 04/29/2006 3:06:47 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: SandRat
good doggie2
25 posted on 04/29/2006 5:49:00 AM PDT by mcar
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To: SandRat

Thanks. It brings a smile to the day.


26 posted on 04/29/2006 7:01:45 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Cecily
Whoa, that dog looks like a carbon copy of my old guy:

My Belgian is 12 1/2, and used to do herding, obedience and agility, and is ATTS certified. He now is pretty much a couch potato.

27 posted on 04/29/2006 7:52:09 AM PDT by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: SnarlinCubBear
Gorgeous dog.

The Belgians must be related to German Shepards, don't you think?

28 posted on 04/29/2006 8:15:50 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Dew knot trussed you're spell chequer too fined awl mistakes)
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To: Lady Jag

I was told they are, by Chad, who partnered with Ringo, his Belgian Malanois, in Kuwait (on my profile page).

In the picture are both. Chad & Ringo are far left. They have since retired Ringo, who came down with something. It's been too long...can't recall. Ringo was about 10-12 at the time the photo was taken.


29 posted on 04/29/2006 9:40:06 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (My dawgs love Kitty Mittens)
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To: Darnright

Pretty boy. Good dog!


30 posted on 04/29/2006 9:41:18 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (My dawgs love Kitty Mittens)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Could Chad's family have had first option in adopting Ringo on his retirement?


31 posted on 04/29/2006 10:04:07 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Dew knot trussed you're spell chequer too fined awl mistakes)
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To: SandRat

That's a wonderful site. All hail the war dog! **wiping a tear from my eye**


32 posted on 04/29/2006 1:21:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jet Jaguar

9 years is WAY too short a time to be blessed with such a beautiful dog! (Rin Tin)


33 posted on 04/29/2006 1:24:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lady Jag

I don't know. I had heard that most military dogs, when unfit for service, were put down, because they were so dangerous. I believe that changed.


34 posted on 04/29/2006 9:27:15 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (My dawgs love Kitty Mittens)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

I know (loosely, but factually) a woman soldier who was retiring due to injuries recently got permission to keep her dog.


35 posted on 04/30/2006 7:52:00 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom)
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To: SandRat; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; joesnuffy; ..
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

36 posted on 05/01/2006 8:46:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Pride in the USA

No, they're not. Many are Belgian Malinois, and there appear to be some others. 1st 1 shown is not any herding/working breed.


37 posted on 05/01/2006 8:49:41 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Lady Jag

No they're not. Not closely, anyway. Although the proximity of the 2 areas and the fact that all kinds of mutty shepherd dogs existed and went into creating these dogs recently could mean they have some common ancestors not too far back.


38 posted on 05/01/2006 8:52:01 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Except for coloration, they look very similar, even down to the eyes with their spark of intelligence.


39 posted on 05/01/2006 8:57:21 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom)
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To: Lady Jag

Yes, they do, but Malinois (as all Belgians) have always been (ALWAYS, even in the 1st days of the breed) smaller, slighter and thinner. They also don't have the jaw strength of the GS. Malinois never have all the black that most GS do all over their bodies; it's only on the face, period.

Look at their cousins - the "varieties" of Belgian in "Sheepdog" (Groenendael), Tervuren, and Lakenois and you'll see while they all look a bit like GS, they're all vastly different, and Malinois is part of this family.

I've always though the Tervuren looked like the perfect cross between Collies and German Shepherds (don't tell some Terv fanciers, they get highly offended). And they're my 2 favorite breeds!


40 posted on 05/01/2006 9:03:31 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I guess if I need to know anything about dog breeds, I now know who to turn to! Thank you for the info!


41 posted on 05/01/2006 9:18:25 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom)
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To: Lady Jag

You flatter me. Except for GS to some extent, I know enough about breeds to be dangerous. ;-)


42 posted on 05/01/2006 9:19:55 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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