SEAL Team War Dog in Action - Incredible!

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SEAL Team War Dog in Action

SEAL team war dogWhen Osama bin Laden was killed only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL* DevGru unit was identified by name: Cairo, the war dog.

Cairo, like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, is a Belgian Malinois.  The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller and more compact, with an adult male weighing in the 30-kilo (66 lbs) range.

German shepherds are still used as war dogs by the American military but the lighter, stubbier Malinois is considered better for the tandem parachute jumping and rappelling operations often undertaken by SEAL teams. Labrador retrievers are also favoured by various military organizations around the world.

Like their human counterparts, the dog SEALs are highly trained, highly skilled, highly motivated special ops experts, able to perform
extraordinary military missions by SEa, Air and Land (thus the acronym).

The dogs carry out a wide range of specialized duties for the military teams to which they are attached: With a sense of smell 40 times greater than a human’s, the dogs are trained to detect and identify both explosive material and hostile or hiding humans.

More on this article with incredible Action Photos here.

Comments (3)

Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
Both the Seals and their dogs are special. I'm truly glad they're both on our side.
Oct 30, 2012 05:52 AM
Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD
Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona

Couldn't agree with you more. - Jeff

Oct 30, 2012 06:48 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Jeff & Jane,  Just wonderful!  Dogs are the most amazing creatures.  That photo says a thousand words.  Thank you for sharing.

Oct 31, 2012 08:51 PM