A Soldier's Best Friend: The canine heroes of Afghanistan by Stephen Paul Stewart

By Stephen Paul Stewart

Army operating canine are silently successful the struggle opposed to the world's deadliest insurgents; each day saving soldiers' lives within the most threatening kingdom on this planet. Many were rescue animals, overlooked or mistreated through their proprietors sooner than being given a brand new hire of lifestyles at the entrance line. From the featureless plains of Helmand and Kandahar to army bases in Germany, military puppy groups paintings day and evening to maintain us secure yet, till lately, their braveness and sacrifice has now not been absolutely understood or preferred.

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It is also faithful and obedient with familiar handlers, qualities that make it an excellent house dog. Origin Czech Republic Triangular, erect ears Distinctive lighter area on face Wedge-shaped, wolflike head Straight, yellowish gray coat Straight, high-set tail Dark nails WORKING DOGS GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG AKC THIS INTELLIGENT AND VERSATILE DOG IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BREEDS WORLDWIDE Height range 23–25in (58–63cm) Weight range 49–88lb (22–40kg) Life span Over 10 years Origin Germany Other colors 35 As the name implies, this breed (formerly known as the Alsatian) originally worked as a shepherd dog and a protector of sheep.

Pequeno dogs may be brown. Short, fawn coat White markings on legs Smooth-haired medio PRIMITIVE DOGS CAROLINA DOG THIS DOG RESPONDS TO TRAINING BUT CAN BE SHY Height range 18–20in (45–50cm) Weight range 33–44lb 15–20kg Life span 12–14 years Also known as the “American Dingo,” this dog’s ancestors are thought to have been domesticated and brought into North America by early settlers from Asia. In America’s southeastern states, some still live semi-wild. Naturally wary, this dog needs early socializing to make it an acceptable pet.

Daily grooming is essential to maintain the Komondor’s extraordinary tasselled coat. Very long, heavy, white corded coat Long tail curved slightly at tip Drop ears hidden under coat Dark eyes partially obscured by coat PULI AKC HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND EAGER TO PLEASE, THIS DOG NEEDS TIME AND ATTENTION Height range 14–17in (36–44cm) Weight range 22–33lb (10–15kg) Life span Over 12 years Thought to have been brought into Central Europe by the nomadic Magyar tribes of Asia, the Puli was traditionally used as a herding dog.

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