BREEDS of war dogs

Many breeds of dogs have served in the military throughout history. We most commonly think of German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers, but you might be surprised by a few of the breeds on the list!

  • German Shepherd

  • Belgian Malinois

  • Doberman Pinscher

  • Labrador Retriever

  • Yorkshire Terrier

  • Siberian Husky

  • Airedale Terrier

  • American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Pit Bull Terrier

  • Golden Retriever

  • Dalmatian

SOME BOOKS ON MILITARY WORKING DOGS

Titles and Authors

The following titles are on the breeds, selection and training of MWD:

**SOLDIER DOGS     MARIE GOODAVAGE

**DOGS WHO SERVE     LISA ROGAK

**THE DOGS OF WAR     LISA ROGAK

WAR DOGS-TALES OF CANINE HEROISM, HISTORY, AND LOVE     REBECCA FRANKEL

HERO DOGS     LANCE M. BACON

TRIDENT K9 WARRIORS     MIKE RITLAND

CRY HAVOC-THE HISTORY OF WAR DOGS     NIGEL ALLSOPP

WAR DOGS     MICHAEL LEMISH

CIVIL WAR DOGS AND THE MEN WHO LOVED THEM     ANN PALAGRUTO

The following titles are about an individual dog or dog/handler team:

**TOP DOG-THE HISTORY OF MARINE HERO LUCCA     MARIA GOODAVAGE

**SGT STUBBY-HOW A STRAY DOG AND HIS BEST FRIEND HELPED WIN WW1

      AND STOLE THE HEART OF A NATION     ANN BAUSOM

SERGEANT REX     MIKE DOWLING

YORKIE DOODLE DANDY     WILLIAM A. WYNNE

 

And one horses story:

SGT RECKLESS-AMERICAS WAR HORSE     ROBIN HUTTON

 

**= Books with best reading/info

  • Newfoundland

  • Dutch Shepherd

  • Giant Schnauzer

  • Standard Poodle

  • English Springer Spaniel

  • Jack Russell Terrier

  • Boxer

  • Collie

  • Viszla

  • Bull Terrier

  • St. Bernard