Honoring K9 Veterans Day

Everyday our troops rely on our K-9 friends for protection. Today, we celebrate all they do in helping keep us safe.

Dogs for Defense was a program initiated by a private citizen by the name of Mrs. Alene Erlanger. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group aimed to train the dogs for military use.

By November of 1942, the first Dogs for Defense were prepared for duty in North Africa. While at first they were gun shy, they proved to be well …

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