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An SF Dog at work.

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Rover, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    2:05 / 08.07.2018 SUN

    Hero SAS dog saves six soldiers in Syria by ripping out jihadi’s THROAT after terrorists ambushed British patrolA BRAVE dog saved the lives of six SAS soldiers who were out on patrol in northern Syria after they were ambushed two months ago.

    The unit were on a routine patrol with the unnamed Belgian Malinois, a breed of sheepdog, when they were attacked from all sides in what was described as a “360 degree ambush.”

    They had just entered a small village in a convoy of armoured vehicles and got out of the vehicles to continue the recce on foot.

    But shortly after leaving their vehicles they were attacked by waiting jihadis.

    A source told the paper: “The SAS found themselves in a 360-degree ambush.

    “The initiative was with the terrorists and the only hope for the British was to try and make a run for it.

    “The handler removed the dog's muzzle and directed him into a building from where they were coming under fire.“They could hear screaming and shouting before the firing from the house stopped.“When the team entered the building they saw the dog standing over a dead gunman.”

    While the incident is said to have taken place two months ago, details have only emerged now due to security reasons.

    https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/hero-sas-dog-saves-six-soldiers-in-syria-by-ripping-out-jihadi-s-throat-after-terrorists-ambushed-british-patrol

    Remember if attacked by a dog, offer it a hand! Preferably someone else’s.o_O

    Although a throat will do.
    ;)

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  2. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    Having had the experience of being close up to some SF land sharks, I'd rather bag off my nan than be on the receiving end of one of those.
     
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  3. Thechancer

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    Good boy
     
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  4. UnsatisfiedSuit

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    or indeed girl as the case may be. Whatever your opinion on female marines, these bitches are quite capable!
     
  5. R

    R Well-Known Member

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    I have a Belgian Malinois that was deemed unsuitable for training by a certain organisation which is how I got her, awesome dogs! Very emotional, intelligent and eager to please. But if not exercised (run everyday!) and socialised well can be destructive.

    Seen deployed dogs with titanium teeth. -nailbiting-
     
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  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Seriously?

    It's only a matter of time before they're fitted with Go-Pro cameras and RPGs I guess.
     
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  7. R

    R Well-Known Member

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    Seriously! when working dogs snap/damage their teeth its done.
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  8. Rover

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    Titanium teeth are now an add-on, as are cameras. Re the ‘RPG’ or any extra fire power, developments are being made.
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    Things to be aware of...

    If you do not know the dog, do not pat it on the head. How would you react if a stranger came up to you and patted you on the head?

    The dog needs to accept you, not the other way around.;)

    Never enter a dog’s space. A dog will protect those it sees as members of its pack. Be it its handler or members of its ‘family’ children especially.

    Have a scar from when talking to a handler who had his dog by his side. Stepped into the dogs protection zone. Not a full bite just a quick warning ‘nip’, thankfully the dog knew me. Stepped back with blood pouring down my left arm. Then offered my right hand for the dog to sniff, accepted so no malice just doing its job.

    At one time we had sniffer dogs used to locate IED’s and attack dogs. Now they tend to be dual purpose.:cool:

    Dogs also tend to go for ‘the bite’ which means it selects its target. The louder the scream the more the dog bites/savages.o_O;)

    Once abroad was asked by a local why a dog would stick its nose in a person’s crotch. He went rather pale when I told him it was to check how big a mouthful he could expect to bite upon. :)
     
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  9. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    I bet this dog feels ultra Gucci!!
     
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  10. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    When I was working in HMP The Maze the Army supplied the war dogs for external security during the daytime, but during the night they were brought into the prison to patrol around the compounds. I can honestly say that virtually every handler had been bitten at some time during their tour.

    It was farcical at times watching them going into the kennels at the start of their duty to try and put a lead on the dog!

    Alan
     
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  11. Thechancer

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    Is it hard to be a RM dog handler? Is there such a thing and my wife has already said no to a lean mean furry killing machin in the house. So as much as I detests the thought of it happening, would they ‘need’ to stay in a kennel over night, or are they aloud home?
     
  12. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Your wife can rest assured! The RM do not have an SQ for dog handlers per se. They have used them for operational work when required, but to my knowledge there is no role at the moment, SF work excepted.
     
  13. Thechancer

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    That’s a shame
     
  14. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    If your heart is set on being a DH, then I believe that you can become one in the Army with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

    Alan