Have you heard the story of Smoky, a Yorkshire terrier who was the first therapy dog to work with wounded soldiers? How about Chips, the war dog who took out an enemy machine gun nest and was awarded a Silver Star for it – drawing so much outrage over the award from the public that the military no longer awards medals to its working dogs. Or how about Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was part of the mission to take down Bin Laden?
This page serves as a hub for all entries and links related to working dog history. You’ll find a variety of articles and pictures of all sorts of military working dogs here, plus some general working dog history. Maybe we can even help dispel some popular myths, like the one claiming working dogs’ teeth are replaced with titanium ones that “allow them to rip through body armor.”