Submitted by Anonymous, working with dogs in US Navy SEAL Teams.
When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky earlier for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL DevGru unit was identified by name: Cairo, the war dog. Cairo, like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, is a Belgian Malinois. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller and more compact, with an adult male weighing in the 30-kilo range.
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What a fantastic article!!!! I had know idea as to how many service dogs there were in active duty. The animals are just beautiful. No doubt, they have saved countless warriors live!!!
I would love to be able to train such dogs, but sadly I'm more of a dachshund man. I sadly like the quick, smart and stubbornness of the little German rascals.
I'm getting a Belgium Malinois in a few years ...badass dogs
How do the dogs tolerate those first jumps? I would think that first jump would be a major freak out for them?
@HugeFan This is why there are no golden retriever working dogs.