The US Army is testing augmented reality goggles for its working dogs. They will allow the animals to scout ahead of troops for IEDs and other hazards without handlers being required to be in close proximity. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is currently trialling prototype sets that let the dogs see visual indicators in… Read More
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
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
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