Friday, November 19, 2010

Heroic Dogs

There are so very few true heroes in the world today. We cannot forget our canine heroes who daily put their lives on the line for all of us. First and foremost are the heroes of 911. If I watch the video from the September 11 blog, I will cry again. While it is very powerful and distressing, it is important that all see.

Then of course we move to our hero police dogs aka bomb detection, arson, protection, drug, etc. The German Shepherds are generally bred for this line of work. They are smart, intuitive and energetic and fierce when needed. There are very strict blood lines for these dogs and are from Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic.

When it comes to the arson, bomb and drug dogs, they are a wide variety of dogs. Some are mixed breed or mutts, friendly and happy and give a passive alert such as sitting or pawing the ground. These dogs would be used in airports, bus terminals or skyscrapers.

One interesting fact is that the commands for these dogs are in German. No one else outside of their handlers know their commands. Obviously then no one else can direct them.

Here’s the link to 25 dogs who have saved loves: It is quite amazing!

Hope you enjoyed this about the doggies.



HappyDapperDogs said...

Heartwarming stories! We are truly blessed to be in the company of great canines.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I really enjoyed all the stories about the heroic dogs! Thanks so much for posting the link. I bookmarked it so that I can read it again when I need a smile.

Shari Lynne said...

Those were all so wonderful! Dogs are our very best friends and are so caring and altruistic! I thoroughly enjoyed every story.

Art and Sew Forth said...

That was amazing...I read every single story...crying and cheering at the same time!

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

This was a wonderful read. I enjoyed reading every story.