War Dogs

Malinois Dogs of War

Updated: April 2007

The first war dogs were trained in 1942 by the Army Quartermaster Corps and by the time the responsibility for training dogs of war had passed to the Military Police Corps literally thousands had already passed the rigorous training to become sentries, scout, patrol and messenger dogs; four of only a number of jobs they could be successfully trained for.

In Viet Nam alone war dogs are credited with saving at least 10,000 lives. They successfully found trip wires, submerged enemies, even shielded their handlers bodies with their own during gun fire. The stories related by their handlers are unending and a just testament to this faithful animal dubbed "Mans Best Friend!"

War Dog Links

War Dogs - The untold story of dogs in combat
The United States War Dogs Association - The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization made up of former Military Canine Handlers
War Dogs - U.S Army's use of dogs 1942-Present
National War Dogs Monument - Why a *National* Monument? with an image of the bronze statue that will sit on top of a bronze base of the National War Dogs Monument.
The Hartsdale Pet Cemetary - There are many heroes and heroines resting at Hartsdale
War Dogs - Information on the History of War Dogs, 25 Marine War Dogs gave their lives liberating Guam
Military Memories - in Support of Military Troops and Vietnam Veterans, POW/MIA,Vietnam Photo Gallery, Veterans Forum
War Dog Memorial - A noble Doberman pinscher represents hundreds of heroic war dogs that served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
War Dogs - A military information site for all Veterans - War Dogs Page
K-9 HISTORY: THE DOGS OF WAR! - . . .Composite History Pages!
War Dogs: Canines in Combat - Man's Best Friend, Especially in Combat
Vietnam Dog Handler Association - Organized in 1993, one of their original goals was to never give up the search to re-unite veteran war dog handlers and honor the memory of their war dog partners
Smithsonian Institution - The Dogs of War
UC David War Dogs - List of Webpages on War Dogs
Digger History: - This is an unofficial history of the War Dogs contribution to Australian & New Zealand Armed Forces

Malinois Dogs of War Links

A Tribute to the War Dogs of the United States Military - Dedicated to the memory of all those who served
National Geographic News - Dogs of War: - Inside the U.S. Military's Canine Corps
Dogs of war can be friend or foe - Photo of a Malinois accompanies an article about the good and bad uses of dogs in Iraq
Dr. P's Protection Dog Training - Links to Military Working Dogs sites
Arizona Daily Star article: Dogs of war are the most peaceable pooches - "The bond between man and beast is perhaps never stronger than during deployment"
Article: War Dogs Lap Up Support - Military war dogs in Iraq help save lives, . . . but their noses are getting chapped from the desert heat.
Kwinto, a military working dog - on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, is an 8-year-old Belgium Malinois

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