In the canine line of duty

Lowcountry Paws Magazine, Summer 2016

It’s no secret that dogs and humans have had a relationship dating back thousands of years. But long before dogs became primarily companion animals, they had important jobs. Today, working dogs continue to serve in vital roles that are essential to the safety of their communities. Despite being tremendously useful to the military, law enforcement and search and rescue teams, working dogs are often unsung heroes.

Military working dogs serve tours of duty just like service members and typically work from the age of 2 until they are 8 or 9 years old. These dogs share all the hardships, dangers, trials and tribulations their human handlers face, including injury and the ultimate sacrifice. Read more...