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Saving Lives

By By Kristina Lotz | Posted: May 8, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT It started out like any other day on the job for yellow Labrador Retriever Blue, an Improvised Explosive Device detection dog and his handler Lance Cpl. Jarrett Hatley. They were passing through a tiny farming village in Afghanistan […]

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Sniffing Out Bombs In Afghanistan: A Job That’s Gone To The Dogs

Military Police Sgt. Hancock and Nero, his Dutch shepherd, play at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. Nero is trained to sniff out improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and to attack. Sean Carberry/NPR Military Police Sgt. Hancock and Nero, his Dutch shepherd, play at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province […]

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Dogs To Help The Disabled: More Needed

The number of British troops injured in Afghanistan who are applying for assistance dogs has contributed to a severe shortage of the trained animals. The dogs are trained to help with a range of practical tasks both inside and outside the home, like switching on lights, fetching the phone, picking up items from the floor, […]

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Dog guides wounded airman to freedom

Dog guides wounded airman to freedom Senior Airman Michael Malarsie, who was blinded and nearly killed in Afghanistan in January 2010, has been gifted a guide dog which is bringing him back his much-wanted independence. Read more on KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Know Title: Your Dog […]

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The Afghan Hound, Hunter of the Desert

The Afghan Hound is considered to be one of the most exotic breeds to be shown in the United States. When the Afghan enters the Hound ring the crowd usually goes wild. It is one of the most popular exhibits at the dog show. As a pet, it is a “status symbol” in the apartments […]

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