Number of Military Working Dogs On 01 October 2018, there were 833 military working dogs in service with the British Armed Forces. Number of Military Working Dogs that have Died Between 2013 and 2018, four military working dogs have died on operations: Three died in 2013: Two were killed in action; and One died of… Read More
Below is the number of MOD Police dogs between 2012 and 2018. 2012-13: 219. 2013-14: 225. 2014-15: 225. 2015-16: 218. 2016-17: 218. 2017-18: 211 (up to 01 November 2017). Reference FOI 2017/11482 dated 20 November 2017.
Research Paper Title Core temperature responses of military working dogs during training activities and exercise walks. Background Heat strain is common in military working dogs (MWDs), but can be mitigated by limiting duration of activity to avoid overheating and allowing sufficient time for recovery. To determine work/rest times for MWDs, temperature responses during training must… Read More
Research Paper Title Dogs in the Workplace: A Review of the Benefits and Potential Challenges. Abstract Pet dogs, therapy dogs, and service dogs can be seen in workplaces with increasing frequency. Although dogs may provide many benefits to employees and employers, their presence may introduce additional hazards and concerns to the work environment. Therefore, decisions… Read More
Research Paper Title Military veterans and canine assistance for post-traumatic stress disorder: A narrative review of the literature. Background Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are a vulnerable population at high risk for depression, isolation, and suicide. A substantial body of anecdotal evidence exists supporting the use of canines as an effective adjunct treatment for… Read More