5 military and police dog breeds that you should know

We have talked about the role that different dogs have played in warfare. Different breeds of dogs have different strengths, and such strengths are invaluable in the battlefield. The complement the strength, tactical acumen and intelligence of humans.

While dogs have certain general characteristics such as an enhanced olfactory sense and loyalty, specific breeds offer more advantages in warfare. Strength, stamina and determination are some among such advantages. Let us look at different breeds that are used nowadays.

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois - 5 military and police dog breeds that you should know

As the most preferred service dog, the Belgian Malinois is strong, fast and muscular. It possesses amazing levels of physical fitness and strength. As a result, it is often used by police forces and the military. They are dark in color and can grow up to 26 inches in height.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers are kind of scary looking. It is a great trait to have for a war dog. They have been famously called butcher dogs as they used to transport meat laden carts. They are used in different missions such as search & rescue, security and police operations. In addition to being extremely disciplined and loyal, they can be dangerous when unleashed against enemies and hostiles.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever - 5 military and police dog breeds that you should know

You many think, but a Labrador is too cute and playful.. it can’t be aggressive! It is partly true. But their enhanced olfactory sense compared to other breeds makes them a perfect companion for search & rescue missions. You will often see Labradors with bomb squads. Interesting enough, the Labrador hasn’t always been simply a playful breed. During old times, they used to be a fisherman’s best friend, hauling ropes and fishing nets. They are also physically imposing and strong.

German Shephard

The most famous police dog, perhaps. The German Shephard is one of the most majestic looking canine breeds. The Shephard is confident and extremely courageous. It never shirks back in response to fear or danger. Sometimes it can even be reckless during battle. They are also smarter than the average breed, allowing them to learn many types of commands with relative ease.

Dalmatian

Dalmatian - 5 military and police dog breeds that you should know

The last dog in this list, the Dalmatian is the official fire force dog. Although it is quite rare to see one on the field nowadays, they have a rich tradition as a fireman’s loyal partner. They used to run out of a building and attract attention of passersby with their loud barking, to signal that there is a fire. Ask any fireman, and they love Dalmatians!

There are a few more breeds that are commonly used, such as Pitbull, bull dogs and huskies. Like we have said, each breed has a unique quality about it that allows for different types of missions.

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Why do dogs love bully sticks? Plus 4 fascinating psychological facts you didn’t know about dogs!

Dogs are fascinating creatures. In the ladder of evolution and intellectual superiority, they are at least in the top 10. Naturally, they lag behind humans and apes. And yet, scientists and anthropologists have often hypothesized that dogs are intellectually superior beings.

If you look at emotional intelligence instead of pure intellect, dogs rank even higher in the scale. Dogs have a tendency to appreciate and reciprocate empathy, and their strong memory power ensures that they never forget. Their psychological traits are many, with a few surprisingly inaware to the majority of us.

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Why do dogs love bully sticks?

Dogs aren’t stupid! They can sniff out a good dog treat lickety split. So, that’s why dogs seem to go gaga over bully sticks. Pizzle sticks like these are 100% all-natural, made just of a beef muscle, and are super duper healthy. If you’re going to give a dog chew, you may as well go with these. They are uber good for your dogs and help to clean teeth. Give one a try.

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4 Bonus Facts About Dogs:

 

The real meaning behind a bark

Dogs are kind of clever. They learn from human behavior and response. In families where there is an infant, it can be deduced by a dog that a baby crying attracts attention from family members and the bay ends up getting rewarded in some form or the other. Dogs employ the same tactic with a bark, when they need something, such as food or cuddling.

The bottom sniffing thing

When you walk your dog, you will always notice it trying to sniff the bottoms of other dogs it comes into contact with. To us, this is gross in a manner. However, the reason why dogs do this is due to their sense of curiosity. Dogs often try to match the smell of their surroundings with a fellow creature that they meet. It is kind of a detection mechanism.

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Sensing emotion

Dogs are able to sense emotion wonderfully. In fact, they sense emotions and reciprocate to either the owner or nearby people in a similar manner. For this reason, psychologists have found out the dogs tend to be more aggressive when they are with a man, as a reciprocatory mechanism of male emotions, which tend to be rather more aggressive.

The expression in  their eyes

Check YouTube and you will see millions of viral videos of dogs holding up sad faces. It makes them look very cute. If you are a dog owner and you come back one day to a messy apartment with your canine friend sitting on the crime spot with a glum expression, you may think he is trying to express guilt. In fact, dogs put up expressions as a defense mechanism against their owner’s feelings. If the dog owner is angry or sad, dogs naturally become nervous.

These are fascinating facts, and there are many more. If you get into the domain of studying dogs, each day may turn out to be s surprise!a

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Reasons why humans and dogs have inbuilt psychological connections

If you ask your friends, you will find that there are three categories of people – Dog lovers, Cat lovers or Species neutral. Interestingly enough, people often read the characters of each other depending on which way they lean against. However, no matter what your personal interests are, you cannot not like any animal species that help the nation.

Dogs are often categorized as man’s best friend. There are many reasons why this is the case. As a species, they are programmed to be loyal, disciplined and obedient when trained. They recognize and appreciate the efforts of people who take care of them, and aim to repay them in whatever way possible.

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It is for this reason that they are among the most preferred pets for humans. As a dog person myself, I love the fact that dogs are proactive and never lazy. You can take them for a walk and play with them, In my case, I have often taken out my dog when I go running or for other forms of workouts. As inherently physical creatures, dogs relish physicals exertions or activities.

In addition, there is another reason why man always has an affiliation toward the canines. From childhood, we have been taught values by our parents. Regardless of our ethnicity, background, social status or religion, there are some universal values we are brought up with. These include honesty, loyalty, discipline and empathy.

dog3 - Reasons why humans and dogs have inbuilt psychological connections

Besides humans, the species within the animal kingdom where such values are omnipresent is the canine species. Dogs are inherently loyal and disciplined. They often have a tendency to repay any help done to them. Now, you may say that street dogs often are messy and undisciplined.

And to that, we say that any species, human or otherwise, is a victim of circumstances. If brought up under harsh circumstances, even humans become non-ideal in terms of personality and attitude. At the end of the day, if we have been brought up under favorable circumstances, humans and dogs will be alike in terms of character.

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