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Thanks for the kind words!

 

Brent

 

Outstanding!!! I love that they are getting to reenact too! Carry on the good work!

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PUPPY PATROL!!!! Cool!!! One of my favorite things while on patrol was to get "puppy time" helping the K9 patrols hone their skills. I was an MP the last 14 years of my service and loved to hide the toy for the dogs, and occasionally on slow nights, put on the bite suit. You really dont appreciate what a force multiplier K9s are until you've had one support you and help take down the bad guy. I really got some serious time in with the K9 guys when I worked Drug Suppression in Germany. Health and welfare inspections and all the displays we did on the holidays and fests...

 

Hat's off to ya my friend, and a hearty pat on the head for the puppy too!

 

Wayne

 

I also love the BEEP in the background!


Freedom isnt free... it must be paid for. Too often it is paid for by the blood of patriots. For those who have paid their share, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

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Being the proud companion (I don't like "owner") of a dog myself, I really like photos like this.

Keep up the good work!

And a big "woof woof" to the 4-legged friends.

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Here are some photos of mu "Fuzzbutt"

We are an actual working team, we do everything from WW1 to modern day (we portray ourselves for the Army).

 

And for you real dog lovers!

http://www.k9veteransday.org/

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"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis."

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Here are some photos of mu "Fuzzbutt"

We are an actual working team, we do everything from WW1 to modern day (we portray ourselves for the Army).

 

And for you real dog lovers!

http://www.k9veteransday.org/

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"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis."

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Question:

 

Are there regs for GI K-9 gear?

 

If so, what, where to find/see?


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Question:

 

Are there regs for GI K-9 gear?

 

If so, what, where to find/see?

Regs for the Handlers or for the Dogs?

What kind of regs equipment or other?


"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis."

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Regs for the Handlers or for the Dogs?

What kind of regs equipment or other?

Equipment regs, for the dogs themselves?

 

Just wondering... harnesses, collars, lead shanks, cold weather gear, whatever there might have been.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here's my dog stuff. Most is from the 1980's, except the message collar is dated 1944.

 

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Thanks Robin... great grouping you have there.

 

I wasn't sure, but had a hunch, there would have been regulation issued equipment for them. Just never had thought about it until seeing this thread.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Thanks Robin... great grouping you have there.

 

I wasn't sure, but had a hunch, there would have been regulation issued equipment for them. Just never had thought about it until seeing this thread.

 

I'll have to dig it up but most of the gear is Ray Allen, or rigger made.


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Thanks Robin... great grouping you have there.

 

I wasn't sure, but had a hunch, there would have been regulation issued equipment for them. Just never had thought about it until seeing this thread.

 

Sorry about the tardiness of the reply here,

What time period regulation for equipment you looking for?

I have everything from WW1 to modern in the pubs on it, mostly foreign on the early side though.

PM me if you want.

 

Really nice collection you got there but, you need a Doggy to go along with it! w00t.gif


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Sorry about the tardiness of the reply here,

What time period regulation for equipment you looking for?

I have everything from WW1 to modern in the pubs on it, mostly foreign on the early side though.

PM me if you want.

 

Really nice collection you got there but, you need a Doggy to go along with it! w00t.gif

I didn't have any era in mind actually... the question was aimed at finding out whether there were ANY regulation gear for the dogs and, if so, what it might look like, how had it changed with the years and tasks involved - that sort of thing.

 

It is such an unusual (to me) facet of militaria, appealing mainly because I have a genuine love of K-9 corps, mostly emotional because a lot of guys in my era could not keep their dogs, because a lot of the training goes on at an AF base (Lackland), and because I have a service dog myself - to help me with mobility... a Weimaraner.

 

If dreams could come true, I'd be more than willing to go back through BMT (maybe :blink: ) if the AF would let me be a dog handler.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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I didn't have any era in mind actually... the question was aimed at finding out whether there were ANY regulation gear for the dogs and, if so, what it might look like, how had it changed with the years and tasks involved - that sort of thing.

 

It is such an unusual (to me) facet of militaria, appealing mainly because I have a genuine love of K-9 corps, mostly emotional because a lot of guys in my era could not keep their dogs, because a lot of the training goes on at an AF base (Lackland), and because I have a service dog myself - to help me with mobility... a Weimaraner.

 

If dreams could come true, I'd be more than willing to go back through BMT (maybe :blink: ) if the AF would let me be a dog handler.

 

 

 

Train your doggy to be a therapy dog (http://www.therapydogs.com/) and volunteer your time at the local vets home, or medical hold over site at a base near you.

 

 

 

Wow as for the gear you can definitely spot the trends in the gear,as it mirrors the civilian development in training styles.

The different nationalities have their play in the development and styles for your dog as well. Currently the most often seen style is schutzhund equipment.

Now what is being seen in theater is very specific and with the rapid fielding initiative almost any catalog equipment if it fits your needs can be used for your dog with command approval.

You won't really see any American equipment prior to WW2, in the beginning of WW2 you will usually see Ray Allen or Saddle shop made.

After WW2 and until :D now you start to see a standardization of K9 gear.

But it gets murky.

I can scan manuals if you like.


"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis."

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If it wouldn't be too much trouble and time consuming for you... I believe your scans could form the basis of a really important niche collectors thread.

 

I, for one, would enjoy seeing the material.

 

I retyped this URL so it could be clicked:

 

http://www.therapydogs.com/


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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