What types of dogs are military dogs?

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When It Comes to Military Dogs, These 5 Breeds Are Military

  • Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkshire Terrier. Photography courtesy Zoey Porter and Mary Ingersoll-Ackerman.
  • Doberman Pinscher. Doberman Pinscher. Photography courtesy Rich Knecht photography.
  • Bully Breeds. Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
  • German Shepherd Dog. German Shepherd Dog.
  • Boxer. Boxer.
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Specially-trained military working dogs called Multi-Purpose Canines (MPCs) are use in elite Special Operations teams, such as the Navy Seals.

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Dual-purpose dogs do both patrol work (protection, aggression when needed) and detection work, along with some basic scouting.

Scouting is the ability to track human scent through the air.

Dual purpose dogs are the most common type of dog Hilliard's team procures for the DOD.

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While the military uses labs, retrievers, and other breeds including a Jack Russell or two for detection, the most popular breeds of war dogs are Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherd, and the ever popular German Shepherd. These dogs are valued for their intelligence, trainability, work ethic, and adaptability.
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Gundogs are traditionally divided into three classes: retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds. The name pointer comes from the dog's instinct to point, by stopping and aiming its muzzle towards game. breeds

  • English Setter.
  • Gordon Setter.
  • Irish Red and White Setter.
  • Irish Setter.
  • English Pointer.
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You can expect most retired military working dogs (MWDs) available for adoption to be between the ages of 10 and 12.

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Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service Dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing target odor detection (explosive/drug).

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When It Comes to Military Dogs, These 5 Breeds Are Military

  • Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkshire Terrier. Photography courtesy Zoey Porter and Mary Ingersoll-Ackerman.
  • Doberman Pinscher. Doberman Pinscher. Photography courtesy Rich Knecht photography.
  • Bully Breeds. Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
  • German Shepherd Dog. German Shepherd Dog.
  • Boxer. Boxer.
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