The German shepherd was found to be especially adept at assisting police. This breed is still prominent within law enforcement circles.

The other Allied forces used thousands more. The US did not use war dogs but sort of borrowed some from their Allies.” The First World War also led to the Red Cross officially training dogs for search and rescue missions. These animals were taught to find injured soldiers via scent and were brought out when the fighting within the trenches had died down. Their help allowed the Red Cross to locate injured soldiers as quickly as possible so that they could be treated. The use of military dogs continued into World War II. By this time, the Americans were convinced of their effectiveness and had begun to employ them as well. In 1942, a training program known as Dogs for Defense was created, which trained dogs that were volunteered for military service to prepare them for their jobs.

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