32 Amazing Photos of Military and Police Dogs Around the World

January 31, 2016 Updated: February 3, 2016
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Flying Dog

A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 on March 1, 2011. (Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force)
A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 on March 1, 2011. (Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force)

Indian Army Commando Dogs

Indian army commandos with their dogs perform during a show at a parade ground in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on July 14, 2013, on the eve of the diamond Jubilee celebrations of The Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering(MCEME). The Indian Army is a voluntary service and the world's largest standing volunteer army, with over a million active personnel and just under a million in reserve.  AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAM        (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian army commandos with their dogs perform during a show at a parade ground in Secunderabad, on July 14, 2013, on the eve of the diamond Jubilee celebrations of The Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Explosives Sniffer Dog in Colombia

A Colombian soldier and his explosive sniffer dog salute after an exhibition on October 21, 2008, at Pedro Nel Ospina Military Base in Bello, Antioquia Department, Colombia. AFP PHOTO/Raul Arboleda (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Colombian soldier and his explosive sniffer dog salute after an exhibition on October 21, 2008, at Pedro Nel Ospina Military Base in Bello, Antioquia Department, Colombia. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Belarusian Military Dog

A Belarussian military dog rides a platform being held by a group of soldiers carrying it above their heads in Minsk on May 19, 2009 during the country's annual military expo and arms fair.                AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)
A Belarussian military dog rides a platform being held by a group of soldiers carrying it above their heads in Minsk on May 19, 2009 during the country’s annual military expo and arms fair. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Indonesian Special Forces Dog Drills

JAKARTA, INDONESIA:  Soldiers with dogs from the Armed Special Forces descend by rope from a helicopter during an anti-terror drill in Jakarta, 20 October 2003. After the Bali bombings in October 2002 which killed 2002 people, mostly foreigners, and the Marriott blast claimed 12 lives, Indonesia's security authorities prepare them selves from any other terror attacks in the future. AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO  (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers with dogs from the Armed Special Forces descend by rope from a helicopter during an anti-terror drill in Jakarta, 20 Oct. 2003. After the Bali bombings in Oct. 2002 which killed 2002 people, mostly foreigners, and the Marriott blast claimed 12 lives, Indonesia’s security authorities prepare them selves from any other terror attacks in the future. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

 

German Paratrooper Pup

MERZIG, GERMANY - JUNE 07:  A masked dog of the  paratroop regiment is pictured during a troop exercise on June 7, 2006 in Merzig, Germany. German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung visited the paratroop brigade 26 which will be sent for a German-led EU military mission to Congo to oversee the country's elections in June.  (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
A masked dog of the paratroop regiment is pictured during a troop exercise on June 7, 2006 in Merzig, Germany. German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung visited the paratroop brigade 26 which will be sent for a German-led EU military mission to Congo to oversee the country’s elections in June. (Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

 

 

Brazilian Navy Terrorist Attack Drill

Members of the Brazilian Navy take part in a terrorist attack drill dealing with chemical weapons as part of the security measures for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day, and the FIFA 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 27, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Brazilian Navy take part in a terrorist attack drill dealing with chemical weapons as part of the security measures for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day, and the FIFA 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 27, 2013. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Police Dogs in Turkey Stand Guard 

Gendarme dogs sit on May 24, 2013 in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir  in front of bags of hashish and marijuana seized by Turkish soldiers during an operation in the region. Kurdish villagers clashed with Turkish soldiers trying to stop the operation. AFP PHOTO / MEHMET ENGIN        (Photo credit should read MEHMET ENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Gendarme dogs sit on May 24, 2013 in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir in front of bags of hashish and marijuana seized by Turkish soldiers during an operation in the region. Kurdish villagers clashed with Turkish soldiers trying to stop the operation. (Mehmet Engin/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Wannabe 

A "Police" dog attends the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 22, 2011 The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US.   AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A “Police” dog attends the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Oct. 22, 2011 The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

 

French Attack Dog

A police dog takes part in an exercice of the French Gendarmerie on November 30, 2012 in Lesquin, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A police dog takes part in an exercise of the French Gendarmerie on Nov. 30, 2012 in Lesquin, northern France. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Beijing Patrol Dog

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 12:  (CHINA OUT) Armed police officers and a dog patrol a street on May 12, 2014 in Beijing, China. In order to fight terrorism and maintain stability, Beijing police deployed 150 armed patrol vehicles to city streets on Monday.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Armed police officers and a dog patrol a street on May 12, 2014 in Beijing, China. In order to fight terrorism and maintain stability, Beijing police deployed 150 armed patrol vehicles to city streets on Monday. (ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

 

Blessed Are the Nepalese Police Dogs

Nepalese policemen pose with their dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads and placing marigold garlands around their necks on Tihar festival in Kathmandu on October 25, 2011. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nepalese policemen pose with their dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads and placing marigold garlands around their necks on Tihar festival in Kathmandu on Oct. 25, 2011. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Tokyo Anti-Terror Drill

A police dog bites the arm of a "suspect" during an anti-terrorism practice at the Tokyo shopping and business mall of Roppongi Hills on June 4, 2008. The training was held for the upcoming G8 Hokkaido summit. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
A police dog bites the arm of a “suspect” during an anti-terrorism practice at the Tokyo shopping and business mall of Roppongi Hills on June 4, 2008. The training was held for the upcoming G8 Hokkaido summit. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

U.S. Military Dogs 

Mortar rounds found

Mortar rounds. FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq  Ryky, a three-year-old Belgian Malanois, rests next to four 60mm mortar rounds she discovered while on patrol Nov. 26 in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. Sgt. James Harrington, a native of New Orleans, and Rykys handler, is assigned to the 947th Military Police Detachment, part of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, stationed out of Fort Myer, Va., attached to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division  Baghdad.  (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Sgt. James Harrington, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)
Iraq Ryky, a Belgian Malanois, rests next to four 60mm mortar rounds she discovered while on patrol Nov. 26 in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. Sgt. James Harrington, a native of New Orleans, is Rykys handler, attached to a Multi-National Division in Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Sgt. James Harrington, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)

 

Extraction Training

A military working dog stands with a Marine before special patrol insertion and extraction training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Son ept. 23, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewi)

A Marine carries his military working dog during special patrol insertion and extraction training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 23, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis)

A Marine and his military working dog hang from a UH-1Y helicopter during special patrol insertion and extraction training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, on N.C., Sept. 23, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis)
All three above: Marines and their military working dog at special patrol insertion and extraction training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, on N.C., Sept. 23, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis)

 

Water Break

Lance Cpl. Michael Ray Evans, Jr., a dog handler with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, gives water to his dog, Allie, while on a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2010. Marines and Afghan national army soldiers patrolled through a residential area of the city to carry out counterinsurgency operations as part of Operation Moshtarak, a push to rid Marjah of Taliban presence and intimidation.
Lance Cpl. Michael Ray Evans, Jr., a dog handler with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, gives water to his dog, Allie, while on a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2010.

 

Returning From Patrol

Marine Corps Cpl. Jared Royce returns from a patrol with military working dog Hugo during Steel Knight on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Dec. 12, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marine Corps Cpl. Jared Royce returns from a patrol with military working dog Hugo during Steel Knight on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Dec. 12, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)

 

Night Vision

As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines, their military working dog and Afghan national security forces exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 22, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy)
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines, their military working dog and Afghan national security forces exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 22, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy)

 

Placement Training

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessie Johnson practices placement training with her dog, Chrach, on April 24, 2013, at Forward Operation Base Pasab, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessie Johnson practices placement training with her dog, Chrach, on April 24, 2013, at Forward Operation Base Pasab, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

 

Explosive Protection Dog on Break

Whiskey, an explosive protection military working dog, relaxes next to his handler, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris A. Beavers, a kennel master assigned to the 48th Security Forces, at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England, on June 24, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Perry Aston)
Whiskey, an explosive protection military working dog, relaxes next to his handler, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris A. Beavers, a kennel master assigned to the 48th Security Forces, at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England, on June 24, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Perry Aston)

 

Watchdog 

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Pabey (L) U.S. Army Sgt. James Carlberg and Army Staff Sgt. Abby, a military working dog, provide overwatch from the mountains of Maiden Shar in Afghanistan's Wardak province, on Sept. 1, 2013.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Pabey (L) U.S. Army Sgt. James Carlberg and Army Staff Sgt. Abby, a military working dog, provide overwatch from the mountains of Maiden Shar in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, on Sept. 1, 2013.

 

Ship Inspection

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Winjum, a military working dog handler, stands duty at the Port of Djibouti during an inspection of ships, tugboats and the pier on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on July 7, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julia A. Casper)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Winjum, a military working dog handler, stands duty at the Port of Djibouti during an inspection of ships, tugboats and the pier on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on July 7, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julia A. Casper)

 

Urban Assault Training

Lithuanian soldiers provide a security escort for U.S. Army Sgt. Kara Yost (R) and Kajo, his military working dog, during urban assault training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on May 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer)
Lithuanian soldiers provide a security escort for U.S. Army Sgt. Kara Yost (R) and Kajo, his military working dog, during urban assault training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on May 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer)

 

On the Move

Ryky, a three-year-old Belgian Malanois, who is partnered with U.S. Army Sgt. James Harrington, prepares to leave Forward Operating Base Falcon, Iraq, on Dec. 19, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Harrington)

Ryky, a three-year-old Belgian Malanois, who is partnered with U.S. Army Sgt. James Harrington, watches out the window as they leave Forward Operating Base Falcon, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2008, to begin cache and search operations and route clearance in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Harrington)
Two above: Ryky, a three-year-old Belgian Malanois, who is partnered with U.S. Army Sgt. James Harrington, prepares to leave Forward Operating Base Falcon, Iraq, on Dec. 19, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Harrington)

 

Obstacle Course

Military working dog handler Sgt. Veronica Pruhs pushes herself as she lifts and stands up with her K-9 partner Jerry, resting on her shoulders during an obstacle course event in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.
Military working dog handler Sgt. Veronica Pruhs pushes herself as she lifts and stands up with her K-9 partner Jerry, resting on her shoulders during an obstacle course event in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

Air Force Tackle Training

A military working dog tackles Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Goodhile during training at the Defense Military Working Dog School on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3, 2013.
A military working dog tackles Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Goodhile during training at the Defense Military Working Dog School on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3, 2013.

 

Afghanistan

A U.S. Soldier trains his working dog on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Boas)
A U.S. Soldier trains his working dog on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Boas)

 

Bonding Moment in Kandahar

U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Serella bonds with his military working dog, Nero, as children look on during Operation Clean Sweep in Kandahar City in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Oct. 3, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Meiste)
U.S. Army Sgt. Adam Serella bonds with his military working dog, Nero, as children look on during Operation Clean Sweep in Kandahar City in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, Oct. 3, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Meiste)

 

Explosives Detector Dog

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab and tactical explosives detector dog, chews contently on a tennis ball as David Sheffer, her handler and a dog trainer with Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind., explains the capabilities of the dog at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord)
Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab and tactical explosives detector dog, chews contently on a tennis ball as David Sheffer, her handler and a dog trainer with Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind., explains the capabilities of the dog at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord)

WWII

One of the first scout dog patrols to be used on Luzon in WWII. Briefing prior to a patrol.
One of the first scout dog patrols to be used on Luzon in WWII. Briefing prior to a patrol.