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The use of dogs in warfare

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NWGlockgal, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Portable Attack Dogs thread I started got me thinking about how dogs are used in warfare.
    Pretty amazing stuff.

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    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Some of the best "solders" I ever served with had 4 legs and were just as brave as any with only 2!
     
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    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sad, but in WWII they trained them to run under tanks and blew them up. Russians used them against the Nazi.
     
  6. Kristina

    Kristina Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  7. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    As long as the dogs are treated as the soldiers that they are and not abandoned or put down as were the dogs that served in VietNam , then I say use them to their full potential.
    Andy
     
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    Our dogs were automatically given the rank of Sargent when first deployed. After the first full tour, they were promoted to Tech Stg! They had official rank insignia on there vest with there name too! They had full rights as solders, and every one enjoyed having them around! They ate with us, slept with us, and even went on leave with us! That caused some head achs a few times.
     
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    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My son worked with some ordinance dogs in Iraq and fell in love with the German Shepards. He got one when he got out and protection trained her and she is the sweetest and most lovable dog you could imagine, but do not make any aggressive moves towards anybody in her pack, him, his wife, me, my wife, grand kids, she knows her job and does it well.

    They are one of the smartest dogs I have ever encountered. With no formal official training, but with us working with her we have tracked criminals to their front doors three days after the crime in our neighborhood. Greatest companion you could have, she is laying at my feet as I type this, resting but with one ear up.
     
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  10. Ura-Ki

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    Second best thing man ever did for him self, domesticate the dog! The other was make fire! Look what happend when he tried to domesticate woman, not so much! LOL Just kidding!
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Ooh aren't you a brave man ... wife must not be near the keyboard LOL
    Andy
     
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Not even in the house, other wise, Bam, right up side the head!
     
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