Posts with tag War Dogs


First War Dog to Carry Messages in World War I

The first war dog to carry messages for the Allies in World War I was a Belgian Sheepdog named Taki. The French military had begun working with Belgian Sheepdogs to train them as messengers for the war, and Taki, the youngest of the dogs to be enlisted into the French military, was born in the… read more

Commemorating Dogs in War at Ypres

This time of year I find really evocative leading up to Armistice day. It is a day that is so humbling and one I feel we should never forget. Conflict past and present is graphically documented but I feel that the animal side of their involvement is one that maybe is not. War Horse has… read more