What is the Number of UK Military Working Dogs that have Died during Operations?

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

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What is the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP)?

The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP), approximately 2600 strong, supplies armed protective policing across the Defence Estate, in particular at the: Nuclear weapons establishments at Aldermaston in Berkshire; and Nuclear submarine base at Faslane on the west coast of Scotland. The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Headquarters and training centre is based at Wethersfield, an 800 acre site near… Read More

Military Working Dogs & Core Temperature Response

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

Reviewing the Benefits & Challenges of Dogs in the Workplace

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