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Working Dogs



 

Working Dog Video From Afghanistan
Check out these amazing videos of military dogs serving in Afghanistan.

Top Military Dog Pictures of the Year
By Kevin Hanrahan

Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Of Women, Researchers Say
Mary Kay Kleist CBS Chicago
They’re not just great companions. Man’s best friend may also be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer.

Dog Helps Scientists Track Endangered Species In China

Life With Dogs

A scat-sniffing dog by the name of Pinkerton may be the best friend ever for a small, highly elusive group of endangered monkey and gibbon species now scrambling for survival in the vanishing forests of a remote Chinese mountain range.

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These Dogs Help Save the Planet

By Megan Parker for Exceptional Canine

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Photo Credit: WDC: Co-founder Aimee Hurt and Wicket

Dogs and their owners have been hunting for food, finding missing persons and sniffing out contraband for eons. Now, dogs and people are working together to locate hard-to-find wildlife species and plants.

Working Dogs for Conservation (WDC) was created in 2000 to collect information-rich wildlife and plant samples using specially trained detection dogs paired with biologist handlers. The dog’s job: Sniff out scat (feces), vegetation and live animals. The human’s role: Study the samples to learn more about everything from species range to habitat use. In 2011, for example, WDC teams identified invasive weeds in Montana, Colorado and Iowa, enabling the eradication of the pesky flora. Our dogs have also ventured north of the Arctic Circle to assist in a bear conservation project with the National Park Service.

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POLICE DOGS

A police dog, often referred to as a "K-9" (which is a homophone of canine) in some areas, is a dog that is trained specifically to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. The most commonly used breed is the German Shepherd, although now Belgian Malinois are also fairly popular dogs to use. In many jurisdictions the intentional injuring or killing of a police dog is a felony, subjecting the perpetrator to harsher penalties than those in the statutes embodied in local animal cruelty laws,  just as an assault on a human police officer is often a more serious offense than the same assault on a non-officer. A growing number of law-enforcement organizations outfit dogs with ballistic vests, and some make the dogs sworn officers, with their own police badges and IDs.Furthermore, a police dog killed in the line of duty is often given a full police funeral.

Some breeds are used to enforce public order by chasing and holding suspects, or detaining suspects by the threat of being released, either by direct apprehension or a method known as Bark and Hold. German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois are most commonly used because of their availability (see List of police dog breeds); however other dog breeds have also contributed, such as Dutch Shepherds, Rottweilers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and American Staffordshire Terriers.

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MILITARY DOGS

Great Site!

CANINE HISTORY: THE DOGS OF WAR

http://www.community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/K9History/

TRIBUTE TO MILITARY DOGS: Beautiful!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lggDvmoJ3QA&feature=related

A LESS SOLEMN TRIBUTE: Amazing Pics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cwfdnd5ArI&feature=related

BBC Article on Upgrading the Dogs of War: Training Better Bomb Detection Dogs http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120829-upgrading-the-dogs-of-war

The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden ... not your standard K9...nor is the gear they wear...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNMI8fDQGkk&feature=endscreen



 

Military's Dogs Of War Also Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Canine PTSD is now recognized by military dog specialists as a combat affliction, and they're learning to treat it.

 


 

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Photo courtesy of: Bralex Perm. Reg'd. Labrador Retrievers

SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS (SAR)

This dog is used to locate suspects or find missing people or objects. Bloodhounds are often used for this task.

Check out these video's

http://www.sardaengland.org.uk/whydogs.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJZQEAcc6BI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXLivftY4qo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcsc_r3J4do&feature=related

SAR LINKS AROUNG THE WORLD:

http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/dogjobs/wrk_sar.htm

 

SAR ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS Follow the link for a list of SAR organizations and associations worldwide.

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HERDING DOGS

Canada’s Guide To Dogs :  http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com

Herding livestock is one of the oldest jobs for dogs. There are many breeds of herding dogs as well as many styles of herding. For example, the Border Collie commonly when herding sheep, uses what is called "the eye" to work — a glare which asserts their dominance over the sheep, others are well known for their ability to dart in and nip the heels of cattle. Stockdogs are used on many farms and ranches and mostly to work with cattle and sheep.

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Today, herding dogs are also seen competing in Herding Trials all over the world. Quite often the people participating in this sport are not involved in the livestock industry but have an interest in working with their dogs to help preserve the instincts and abilities of the herding breeds. For additional information on Herding Trials see the Herding/Stock Dog document which outlines the various trials and tests.

For more info visit: http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/dogjobs/herding.htm

Pics from: http://www.herdingontheweb.com

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LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS

Guarding Dogs — Dogs have been bred and used for centuries to protect livestock. Most of these dogs have a strong guarding behavior that, with proper training and patience, can be modified to make them good pets and household protectors. In general, livestock guarding dog breeds are large, strong, and independent. They are generally calm and intelligent.

Dog breeds used to guard livestock are generally different than herding dogs. Herding dogs, like collies, help herdsmen and women move their animals. Livestock Guarding dogs, instead, protect animals from threats like wolves and other predators.

Livestock guarding dogs are highly social. They like to stay in groups, with other dogs they've known since they were puppies. This social nature predisposes them to protect and stay with livestock.

As pets, livestock guarding breeds can be challenging. They require lots of daily exercise, as well as a job. When they're working guarding animals, this is easily accomplished. However, the amount of exercise and mental stimulation they require can be difficult to get as house pets. Livestock guarding dogs also need training and supervision from someone who is capable of assuming a strong leadership role.

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