I have just finished reading the June 2014 issue of National Geographic. As you can see, the feature story is about the military dogs and the magazine has done a really wonderful job depicting the lives of the soldiers and their bomb detecting dogs.
- at the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US military had a force of approximately 2,500 working dogs
- MWDs is the abbreviation for Military Working Dogs
- A dog’s sense of smell is up to 100,000 times more acute than a human’s
- The Belgian Malinois has been particularly successful in Iraq and Afthanistan because it can withstand the hot temperatures