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15 awesome photos of military working dogs

Military working dogs are paired with handlers and these dynamic duos move around military bases and battlefields, searching out explosives, protecting patrols, and hunting down fugitives.


Here are 15 photos of the furry, four-legged troops:

1. Military working dogs are heroes to troops around the world.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet

2. They can move quickly across the battlefield and through obstacles.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: Department of Defense

3. They have a reputation for being vicious when the need arises.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carmichael Yepez

4. It’s a well-earned reputation.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price

5. But the dogs are only following orders.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julia A. Casper

6. They’d much rather play or hang out.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julia A. Casper

7. The canines require a lot of exercise.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Damian Berg

8. Military working dog handlers have to make sure the dogs get time to run and work out.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan

9. Obstacle courses allow for unique challenges.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Damian Berg

10. The K9s usually have a few toys that are used as rewards for completing work and doing a good job.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Caleb Gomez

11. The dogs are employed protecting patrols, searching out bad guys, and detecting explosives or narcotics.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

12. Military working dogs are an important part of military security.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Air Force Senior Airman Jesse Lopez Jr.

13. Overseas the dogs are kept with their handler and the team can be medevaced if either member is hurt or sick.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Army

14. The dogs generally ride out on special harnesses that allow them to stick with a human.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: US Army Sgt. Michael Needham

15. Military working dogs continue to be a comfort and partner to service members in the U.S. and abroad.

15 awesome photos of military working dogs
Photo: Air Force Senior Airman Perry Aston

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