Nemo – Vietnam War Hero Dog

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

In 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, it was common to see a returning, wounded vet walking or being wheeled off an Air Force carrier.  But one day, at Kelly Airfield in Texas, a very special veteran arrived.

Rifleman Khan – Hero of the Battle of Walcheren Causeway

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Rifleman Khan never fired a gun in anger, he couldn’t have. He was a German Shepherd and I bet his angry, teeth-baring snarl would have been enough to freeze the enemy’s blood in their veins. For this was no ordinary

Rob – Britain’s First Parachute Dog

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Rob was a cattle collie owned by the Bayne family of Shropshire. He was born in July 1939 and his pet parents doted on him. Rob was allowed to sleep on a cozy armchair and Mr. Basil Bayne, who was

Tich – The Desert Rat

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Tich, the mixed-breed military dog, started life in the Egyptian town of El Alamein. And this is where this jet black bitch first came in contact with the British gents with whom she would author an epic of human gallantry

Sergeant Stubby – America’s First War Dog

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Sergeant Stubby, most likely a Boston terrier, was America’s first war dog. He served with distinction during WWI and had the honor of being the war’s most decorated war dog. In fact, he earned the rank of sergeant in combat.

Smoky – Yorkie Doodle Dandy of WWII

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Smoky was a female Yorkshire terrier that was born around 1943. She was as courageous as they come and did her breed proud with her contributions during the war. Smoky was a dainty package seven inches in height and 4

Sinbad – The Salty USCG Seadog

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Sinbad was a mongrel who came into the world around 1937 and wove his way into the hearts of the sailors he served with aboard the USCG ship Campbell. This black, white, and brown bag of pluck and loyalty came

Rip – Search and Rescue Specialist of the Battle of Britain

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Terriers love to dig and have a nose for adventure. Rip, the terrier of mixed ancestry put these terrier attributes to great use during the Second World War and is credited with saving the lives of more than a hundred

Rags – Brave Messenger on WWI Frontlines

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Rags was a mixed breed terrier that began life on the streets on Paris in 1916 and died on 22nd March 1936 in Washington D.C. He lies buried at the Aspen Hill memorial park and animal sanctuary in Silver Spring,

Moustache – the gallant barbet who fought for Napoleon

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Innumerable are the tales of war dogs who discharged their duties with grit and courage that would make humans proud. Of these, the name of Moustache the gallant barbet who fought in Napoleon’s army shines brightly. Moustache was born in

Just Nuisance – an official seaman in the Royal Navy

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Just Nuisance; the Great Dane from Simon’s Town South Africa, holds the rare distinction of being the only dog to have ever been officially enlisted in the Royal Navy.   He was born in 1937; apparently on 1st April, though

Judy – the only official canine POW of WWII

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Judy was a liver and white pointer who lived from 1936 to 1950 and saw enough adventure in her youth to give her a rich stock of stories to tell her litters; i.e. if dogs do indeed tell their pups

Horrie the Wog Dog – Saved Oz Soldiers in Africa

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

The tale of Horrie the wog dog could serve as the plot for the perfect canine adventure story. Apart from having a lovable name, this Egyptian terrier had loads of character and the charm to inveigle hardened Aussie soldiers in

Chips – The most decorated war Dog of WWII

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

The story of Chips, the most decorated war dog of World War II, is the kind that soldiers would give an arm and a leg to live. During his service in the American armed forces, Chips manage to cover himself

Bamse – Norway’s Heroic St. Bernard from the Second World War

September 11, 2015 | Posted in War Dogs

Dogs, like humans, can and do become famous for a variety of reasons. Some gain fame from being attached with famous pet owners such as presidents, actors, musicians; some lend their characteristics to dogs in movies, literature, music, etc and