Meet Cairo part of "Operation Neptune Spear" famous for killing the 911 Monster. Military working dogs play a vital part in the military, from taking part in historic missions like the raid that took out Osama bin Laden, to helping soldiers recover after battle.
While the dog is known for its bomb-sniffing prowess, it has other capabilities that make it a wonderful dog-of-war. According to the Atlantic, the dog may have been trained to "sniff out enemy troops from up to 2 miles away."
Today, all MWDs are paired with a single individual after their training. This person is called a handler. While a handler usually won’t stay with one dog for the length of either’s career, usually a handler will stay partnered with a dog for at least a year, and sometimes much longer.
- Military Working Dog Adoptions
- The United States War Dogs Association
- Joint Base San Antonio at Lackland Working Dog Adoption FAQ
- Military Working Dog Memorial at Rancho Coastal Humane Society
- How War Dogs Work