Here are the 10 most heroic breeds of canine that make the best military dogs - including the loving Labrador Retriever - petsitterbank

Here are the 10 most heroic breeds of canine that make the best military dogs – including the loving Labrador Retriever

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes over the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent over the global pandemic.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

Of course, while dogs make amazing pets, they also have a range of important jobs to carry out – from herding sheep to guiding blind and partially-sighted people about their daily lives.

And they are also used by the armed forces to carry out crucial missions both during war and in peacetime.

They even have their own medal for bravery – the PDSA Dickin Medal is the highest award any animal can receive while serving in the military and was created during World War 2.

These are the 10 breeds that make the best military dogs.

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