Archive for July, 2009

A Tribute to Police K9 Sarge

Posted in Military Working Dogs with tags , , on July 22, 2009 by wardogmarine

A tribute to Lewiston Police Department K-9 Sarge who served with us from 1999-2006.

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Dog handler at work in Afghanistan

Posted in various k9 videos with tags , , on July 19, 2009 by wardogmarine

Canine Boot Camp

Posted in Military Working Dogs with tags , , on July 18, 2009 by wardogmarine

This interview, from msnbc.com, explains how the military working dog puppy breeding program works and the canine boot camp the puppies go through.

UK military dog survives ‘explosive’ scare

Posted in Foreign Dog Teams with tags , , on July 18, 2009 by wardogmarine

“Toby is recovering well after getting treatment for eating a dodgy substance in Afghanistan.”-ITN News

Navy Military Working Dog Video

Posted in Navy dog teams with tags , , , , on July 15, 2009 by wardogmarine

This is an AFN Sasebo Newsbreak

War Dogs on Military Channel *

Posted in Military Working Dogs with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by wardogmarine

“Follow the incredible story of the US Marine war dog platoons of WWIIwhen marine commanders were willing to try anything, including using dogs to sniff out hidden enemy. But nobody anticipated just how effective they would be against the enemy and how important they would become to their handlers.”
http://military.discovery.com

US Marine Military Working Dog Flapoor Tribute Video

Posted in Marine dog teams, military working dog handlers, Tribute Videos with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2009 by wardogmarine

A Marine Corps Military Working Dog recently passed away. MWD Flapoor is one of our great military working dogs who was on the front lines with our Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His handler, Marine LCpl Brown, made this tribute video so we can all remember one of our beloved K9 heroes.

MWD Flapoor did two tours in Iraq. During his first tour, in 2005-2006, MWD Flapoor and his handler at the time, Cpl Poelart, were providing security at an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the building. The bomb killed dozens of Iraqis wanting to become police and wounded dozens more.   

The bomb set a precedent in that the first military working dog handler, Sgt Adam Cann, was killed in action during Operation Iraqi freedom. MWD Flapoor and his handler were both wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.  Cpl Poelart was eventually honorably discharged while MWD Flapoor recovered from his wounds and went back for a second successful tour in Iraq. Thank you for making this tribute LCpl Brown so we can all remember this amazing dog for his sacrifice and service to our country.