In this multi-faceted conflict we’re involved in, it’s more than just humans who end up getting deployed. Dogs get their fair share of overseas duty as well.
These dogs are called “military working dogs,” and their skills range from attacking people to detecting explosives.
The dog in this photo is assigned to a unit that was replaced today. Although the unit is returning home, the dog and his handler (the one whose leg he is hugged up to) will still be stationed in Iraq for a bit more time.
I’ve seen these dogs in action, and there isn’t a smarter animal on the planet. In fact, when I see these dogs work, I wonder how exactly my wiener dogs can be so stupid in comparison. I mean, my dogs just demand food, time to sleep on the couch, and the option to pee on the rug when it’s raining outside.
We’re trying to break the wiener dogs of their fear of water. No luck yet.