In photographs: Military dogs show their muscle

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More than 40 dog and handler teams from 1st Military Working Dogs Regiment recently took part in a ‘Canine Biathlon’, designed push these partnerships to the limit!

MILITARY WORKING DOGS MAKE A SPLASH IN CANINE BIATHLON

The event, in Sennelager, Germany, was a vital opportunity to demonstrate teamwork and endurance.

MILITARY WORKING DOGS MAKE A SPLASH IN CANINE BIATHLON

Would the dogs be willing to work for their humans in the most demanding of circumstances? Would they be able to keep their metal ability in the face physical exhaustion?

MILITARY WORKING DOGS MAKE A SPLASH IN CANINE BIATHLON

All of this of course has real life implications. These dogs have trained for years to make a difference, and are totally devoted to their handlers. 

MILITARY WORKING DOGS MAKE A SPLASH IN CANINE BIATHLON

A spokesperson told us, “the Regiment plays a pivotal role in supporting a number of key activities including; counter insurgency operations, the detection of Improvised Explosive Devices, assistance in the searching of routes, buildings and vehicles, enhancing security and patrolling key installations.”

MILITARY WORKING DOGS MAKE A SPLASH IN CANINE BIATHLON

Getting muddy in the woods keeps these dogs in the best physical shape and their minds sharp – and it’s great fun for them too!

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