If this is the wrong category, please let me know where it belongs. Anyway, by request, here are photos of US military working dogs, WWII and up, from various sources (books, Internet, eBay, etc.)
World War II
Did you know Chips actually *bit* General Eisenhower when Ike tried to pet him?
Chips is also the reason why dogs are no longer awarded valor medals, such as bronze and silver stars or purple hearts. Chips was given awards for his duty in Italy, and the then commander of the Purple Heart Society wrote the president a nasty letter stating that this cheapened the awards for human soldiers and that working dogs should, if anything, get their own type of award.
The rule that female working dogs must be spayed came into effect late in World War II, for obvious reasons.
Front Royal, VA dog school.
Edited by Brig, 13 September 2014 - 07:20 AM.