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  1. HISTORY OF WAR DOGSMilitary Working Dog (MWD)

  2. Skydiving Video

  3. WHAT TYPE OF JOBS DOES A MILITARY WORKING DOG PERFORM?

  4. Scout Patrol – Base, Beach Mine Sniffing Search/Rescue Ambulance Delivery Tracking Messengers Cart Pullers Tunnel/Cave Scout Booby Trap ID Bomb/Explosive Detect Cable Laying Water Trackers Sea Dogs Blood Donors MWD JOBS

  5. UNIVERSAL

  6. ROME Mastiffs wore armor with spikes and flaming torches

  7. PELOPONNESIAN WAR431-404 BC • Guard dogs used to surround villages/alert • Enemies became aware and targeted the dogs

  8. FREDERICK THE GREAT’SITALIAN GREYHOUNDS

  9. SOUTH AMERICAN CONQUISTADORS MASTIFFS – 250 pounds/3 feet at shoulder GREYHOUNDS – 100 pounds/30” at shoulder

  10. 1 Dog = 50 men in battle • 100 Indians killed in one hour • “Dogging” – set on chief to instill fear • Allowed to eat victims

  11. ENGLAND/SCOTLAND Irish Wolfhounds

  12. CYLART0FMEDIEVALWALES

  13. RUSSIANSAmbulance Dogs - Airedales

  14. WORLD WAR I Messengers and ambulance dogs Pulled carts of messenger pigeons

  15. JACKTHEAIREDALEBRITAIN

  16. Cart Dogs

  17. WHAT QUALITIES SHOULD A MWD HAVE?

  18. QUALITIES OF A GOOD MWD • Dark color • Healthy • Intelligent/Trainable • Not Gun/Noise Shy • Work on/off leash • Not necessarily vicious • Ability to be QUIET • Ability to understand hand signals

  19. WHAT BREEDS MAKE A GOOD MWD?

  20. Mastiffs Irish Wolfhounds Greyhounds Small Dogs Huskies/Malamutes/ Eskimo Dogs Labrador Retrievers Quieter than hounds Airedales Collies Dobermans Belgian Sheep Dogs German Shepherds Stable Temperament Shed Undercoat WHICH BREEDS?

  21. AMERICA Over 100,000 MWD WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq

  22. Civil War • No official war dog program • Most came as mascots with owners • Used for all purposes

  23. Lt. Pfieff’s Dog

  24. World War I • America used all breeds of dogs • Used primarily for messenger, ambulance, transportation needs • Therapy dogs

  25. SGT.STUBBY

  26. Fought mostly in trenches • Cannons and toxic gases • Weather and Climate

  27. RAGS

  28. World War II • Dogs were donated by families and Dog Clubs (Doberman Clubs & AKC) • Retrained after WWII and returned to families or adopted by their wartime handlers

  29. PACIFIC THEATER Guadacanal Guam Phillipines New Guinea Saipan HOT/HUMID EUROPEAN THEATER France Germany England Italy MILD/COLD

  30. TrainingLeJeune Training, North Carolina

  31. 20,000+ Dogs(Most were Family Pets) • Rode ships to Pacific/Europe for 3 months • All purposes, including skydiving into Greenland for rescue missions and delivering cigarettes

  32. KEEP THEM CLOSEK9 Handlers were teased as “Dog Men” until they found out the value of the dogs • Allowed you to sleep • Kept you warm • Were a friend in the night • Alerted for danger • Back-up protection in a fight

  33. British “Para-Pups” • 600 Dogs direct from training school • Original jump was 1785 from a hot air balloon

  34. Russian Anti-Tank Dogs • Trained dogs to run under tanks and lay down • Dogs were harnessed to explosives that would blow up the tanks

  35. German Panzer Tanks Destroyed

  36. WHAT DO YOU NAME A MWD?

  37. MWD Names

  38. MWD Names

  39. MWD Names