Photo: Messenger dog in the front area jumping across shell holes with a message for headquarters behind the lines

in the with a message for headquarters the lines
dog names
Image by National Library of Scotland
Messenger leaping across shell holes on its way to headquarters, in France, during World War I. The collie dog bounding its way across the shell holes is carrying messages to company headquarters. Rolled up messages placed inside waterproof containers would have been attached to the dogs collar, as it moved between units in the line trenches. Keeping a also helped to maintain the morale of the soldiers, by adding a touch of domestic home life to the trench.

The famous Battersea Dogs' Home in London was where the British army recruited dogs to carry out messenger duties on the Western Front. After suitable dogs had been selected, they were then taken to The War Dog Training School in Shoeburyness to be trained. After the initial training had been successfully completed, the dogs were posted to Etaples in France for further training, before being sent up to the front line.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A messenger dog in the front area jumping across shell holes with a message for headquarters behind the lines.']

Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
FirstScope Telescope Official Product of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy. Ideal astronomical entry level telescope. The…
My Pillow Pets Dog 18″
A Super-Soft Chenille Plush Pillow. So cuddly you'll never want to put it down! Starts out as your pal, then un-velcro its belly, …
The Best Of 3 Dog Night
The Best Of 3 Dog Night by Three Dog NightThis product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media.'s standar…
Sophie – Name Military Dog Tag Black Satin Cord Necklace
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with the 3D urethane encased design as shown. The dog tag is 2″ x 1.1″ in size and can be e…
Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Dog
Crane adorable 1 gallon cool mist dog humidifier provides relief for cough, cold and flu symptoms.Featuring an adorable, child fri…
Personalized Engraved iPhone 4/4S Case/Cover – WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER DOG, WESTIE, Add your name for FREE
Our personalized iPhone 4/4S plastic case that is laser engraved with the image that you see in the . We will add your name …

[wprebay kw=”dog+” num=”26″ ebcat=”-1″]
[wprebay kw=”dog+names” num=”27″ ebcat=”-1″]

Question by Forever Mine: What are of your favorite dog names?
What Are Your All Time Favorite Dog Names?
What Have You Always Wanted to Name Your Dog?
What Are Your Dogs Names Now If You Have Any?

My German Shepherd is named Shade due to the fact that she is all black
My Dachshund is named Freckles due to the fact that he Dappled.
I have always wanted to have a dog named Buddah- idk why, but it sounds awesome. I doubt I will ever do that of course though.
I'm not trying to toll or anything, I”m just bored and curious.

Best answer:

Answer by Im watching you
a chihuahua named chew toy xD

Add your own answer in the comments!

Bestsellers and Hot Products

You May Also Like These Topics...

Things You Need to Consider While Naming Your Dog

This article is sponsored by best wireless dog fence. Many people think it's easy to name a dog–they think that since it's just a dog, any name will do. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Picking the right name for your dog is just as important as picking the right name for your […]

BELLA Dog Name Plate for Dog House. Over 400 Names Availaible. Type in Name” Dog Plate in Search. Your Dog Name will show up.”

[wpramazon asin=”B001T7DEE2″] [wprebay kw=”dog+names” num=”1″ ebcat=”-1″] [wprebay kw=”dog+names” num=”2″ ebcat=”-1″]

Q&A: What do you think about giving your pets people names?

by scot2342 Question by Mrs. B: What do you think your people names? My husband wants to name our dogs typical “dog names” I already have a dog named Thaddeous, and Chloe, now I would like to name the third and newest edition Chris, what do you think? Best answer: Answer by […]

Q&A: What are some hunger games inspired dog names?

Question by Ashley: What are some games inspired dog names? I'm about to adopt a male beagle and he has a terrible name currently so I was wanting to change it while I still can. I really love the hunger games books and would love an inspired name but I just can't think of […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post
Dog Games

Q&A: What are some cool virtual cat or dog games?

Next Post
Dog Harness

Q&A: What can i use to walk my pig Guido with?


    • uos!Ⴈɐ
    • November 8, 2012

    What Are Your All Time Favorite Dog Names? Buddy, Deacon, Max.
    What Have You Always Wanted to Name Your Dog? Something that sounds big & powerful, like Bronco, haha.
    What Are Your Dogs Names Now If You Have Any? Sam, Stitch and Loretta. (Weird names, but they fit each one very well.) 😀

    • waters
    • November 8, 2012

    Fizzgig for a small white fluffy dog, google the name you will see why.
    Ivon. a siberian husky
    Shang and Lily shi tzus

    • Muffin Kitty
    • November 8, 2012

    I have 4 dogs;
    Sugar (Family dog) Mutt
    Mokie (My dog) Yorkie
    Ire (Dad’s Dog) Lab twins with Carmalita
    Carmalita (Mom’s dog) Lab twins with Ire

    • Kelley
    • November 8, 2012

    Im a letter carrier and some my customers have named there dogs:
    Yorkie:Moon shine, Genger Grant,Buddy
    Jack Rusul: Jack_jack
    Routwilder: Tome stone
    My Basset Hound: James Bond:)

    • jessyca luna
    • November 8, 2012

    my dachshund is named lucy because she always responded to that name. my dogs dad who may R.I.P was a jack russel terrier Chihuahua mix was named piwy. his nicknames were penguin,piwy kiwi,oreo,and snoopy.(P.S lucy is the dog in the picture.)

    • Athena
    • November 8, 2012

    For a Girl gabi or for a Boy shaggy.
    yes i always wanted to.
    I have one dog and shes called Ella.

    • Dear Sunamii
    • November 8, 2012

    Right now I have a dog (she’s a Maltipoo) and her name is Sadie.
    My all time favorite dogs names are the really funny, ironic, ghetto, or unoriginal names like:
    Shanequa, Stripes (for a dalmation, OH THE IRONY!), Spot (for a dalmation, very original), Mr. Pafoodledoodles.
    As for names I’ve always wanted to name a dog:
    Well, if I bought an orange cat with black stripes I would want to name him Hobbes, but for a dog… I would buy a tiny white teacup poodle and name him a really manly name like Killer or LIghtning or Josh.

    Heck yeah.

    • Brandystarr Pom Sheltie Mix
    • November 8, 2012

    My all time faves are: Freeway, Boss, Ozzy, Hunter, Boo, and lots more.

    I have always wanted to name my Pomeranian (Charlie) Thunder but he already had a name.

    My Dog`s names are Charlie (Pomeranian), Brandy (Pom Sheltie mix), and BlueDog (Bluetick CoonHound).

    • ♥ Cheyanne ♥ Passion For Dogs
    • November 7, 2012

    I have three male dogs named Yasha, Yuri, and Misha. I have a female dog named Onyx. These are the names I like most obviously seeing as that’s what I named my dogs lol.

    • Seeker
    • November 7, 2012


    • Vixladyfox
    • November 7, 2012

    Maggie 🙂

Leave a Reply