Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
defence connect logo

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Photo Essay: ADF’s military working dogs

Click to launch gallery

12

Photos

Scroll to read and see more

Defence Connect will take a look at one of the Australian Defence Force’s most important, and adorable, helpers.

Defence Connect will take a look at one of the Australian Defence Force’s most important, and adorable, helpers.

Military working dogs and their handlers are tasked with a massive variety of roles across the ADF, including detection, patrols, emergency response and security.

Dogs provide a sense of smell and hearing far superior to that of a human, are obedient and responsive when well trained, and can operate effectively for extended periods. 

Special operations military working dogs (SOMWD) are a variety of breeds and ages, and are sourced directly from breeders or animal rescue organisations, while the RAAF prefers to use German Shepherds and Malinois Belgian Shepherds.

Dogs and handlers are carefully matched to ensure they work well together. Once matched, handlers and their dogs work together to maintain a high standard of fitness and training, including regular testing to ensure they are ready to deploy at any time.

For a look at the important work military dogs do in the ADF, please scroll through the image gallery above.

Photo Essay: ADF’s military working dogs
Military_working_dogs.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Jul 1 2022
Cyber businesses encouraged to take part in defence awards
As Defence Connect eagerly gears up to host the 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards, we’re encouraging all defence cyber bus...
Jul 5 2022
XTEK delivers second tranche of ballistic armour
The ASX-listed defence company has advanced delivery of its ballistic armour products as part of a $48 million deal.   ...
Jul 5 2022
Bringing South Korea into the fold
The multifaceted benefits of South Korea’s participation in “minilateral” forums. ...