MWD(R) Edo

Military

MWD(R) Edo served in the Army from 2011-2020 as an Patrol Explosive Detection Dog. He deployed with his first handler to Kosovo in 2013. During the deployment Edo conducted over 100 missions ensuring the safety of Multinational Forces. Upon his return from Kosovo, Edo was moved from Italy to Germany where he continued his explosive […]

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Tshaar

Military

I am nominating Tshaar for the title of American Hero Dog because he has overcome all odds being against him during his time of service. Tshaar was stationed in South Korea with 27 other MWD and out of those 27 working dogs Tshaar had to deal with an autoimmune disease while performing his duties as […]

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RMWD Iiken M090

Military

Iiken M090 is a retired Military Working Dog and was trained as a Specialized Search Dog (explosives) assigned to the Army. In May 2009, he competed in an MWD competition in Missouri where he placed 2nd in Detection and Explosives. Iiken was then deployed to Afghanistan with an Army Special Forces Unit in August 2009 […]

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Summer

Military

My retired canine partner’s name is Staff Sergeant Summer, a 10-year old female Labrador. Summer retired from the Marines Corps in 2013 as a Military Working Dog and proud War Dog. She most recently retired as a Police Explosive Detection Dog where she served proudly for 7 years. While deployed she conducted a substantial number […]

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KKeaton

Military

KKeaton is named in honor of Cpl Keaton Coffey, who was KIA in Afghanistan on May 24, 2012. KKeaton was born 3 days later on May 27, 2012 at Lackland AFB in a litter from the breeding program. After his initial training was complete, KKeaton was sent to a military base in New Mexico where […]

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Bogi

Military

Throughout my time attached to RMWD Bogi we searched countless packages, cars, rooms, baggage, and aircraft. We went on a lot of patrols, while also providing numerous over-watch’s and demonstrations. When I first was assigned to RMWD Bogi, she was still fairly new, and had a lot of deficiencies. To be completely honest, I was […]

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Rek

Military

Rek was born in September 2009. He was trained as an explosive detection dog. When Rek was 2 years old he deployed to Iraq and then Afghanistan. He conducted searches everyday to ensure all military and civilians on base were safe. When I met Rek at a NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan, he was searching […]

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Blue ll P491

Military

Blue served our country valiantly from 2011 to 2018. I served as her first handler on my second deployment to Afghanistan, which was her first deployment as an IDD MWD. While deployed Blue and I went on over 300 combat missions. She found many IED’s saving me along with many Marines and Sailors during our […]

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Yeager

Military

Sergeant Yeager honorably performed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Improvised Explosive Detection Dog with the USMC. Yeager has been credited with detecting the locations of dozens of explosive devices. During his three combat tours, Yeager participated in over 100 patrols, and was tasked with clearing routes for his fellow Marines. On April […]

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Sgt. Fieldy

Military

Sgt. Fieldy is an 11yr old black lab with a heart and energy of a 3yr old that served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in August 2014. I his handler CPL Nicolas, met him in South Carolina and was part of a group of specialized units formed to combat the number one threat […]

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Adak

Military

Adak is a 13 year German Shepherd. His longevity and accomplishments as an explosive detection dog are unmatched. During his career he has provided support to dignitaries, celebrities and events across more than 10 states and three countries. He was a Contract Working Dog (CWD) for the US State Department (DoS) in Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

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Layka

Military

May 2012. Our team was assaulting an enemy compound in an Afghan village. We received direct rifle fire from the compound. Apache’s with hellfires were brought in to help. Layka was sent in to search for injured or live combatants and explosives. Once inside she engaged an enemy combatant while taking 4 direct AK rounds […]

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