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The History of Working Dogs: The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is the largest deployment of military working dogs in United States Military history. While official records weren’t maintained in the early days of the war, estimates suggest nearly 5,000 canines were deployed across all four branches of the US Military, with 10,000 total handlers. While the first and second World Wars established [...]

2020-05-19T11:34:25-04:00K9 History|0 Comments

The History of Working Dogs: World War II

While World War I saw a large deployment of working dogs around the world, it wasn’t until the 1940s that the United States Army formally established many of the nation’s most important military working dog programs. During World War II, the US Army published its first training manual on war dogs, made its first attempt [...]

2020-04-14T14:27:26-04:00K9 History|0 Comments
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