A police dog, known in some English-speaking countries as a "K-9" or "K9" (a homophone of "canine"), is a dog that is specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. Their duties include searching for drugs and explosives, searching for lost people, looking for crime scene evidence, and protecting their handlers. Police dogs must remember several hand and verbal commands. The most commonly used breed is the German Shepherd.
Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times. From war dogs trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries and trackers, their uses have been varied and some continue to exist in modern military usage. Dogs have been used for many different purposes. Different breeds were used for different things, but always met the demands of the handlers. Many roles for dogs in war are obsolete and no longer practiced, but the concept of the war dog still remains alive and well in modern warfare.
Contemporary dogs in military roles are also often referred to as police dogs, or in the United States and United Kingdom as a Military Working Dog (MWD), or K-9. Their roles are nearly as varied as their ancient cousins, though they tend to be more rarely used in front-line formations. As of 2011, 600 U.S. Military dogs were actively participating in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. All MWDs in use today are paired with a single individual after their training. This person is called a handler. While a handler usually won't stay with one dog for the length of either's career, usually a handler will stay partnered with a dog for at least a year, and sometimes much longer.
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DAM TOYS #78040 1/6th scale DEVGRU K9-handler in Afghanistan features: Head sculpt, Dam 2.0 Action Body, Gloved Hands For Holding Weapon x3, Fast Maritime Helmet (AOR1), MPLS Led Light, HD Camera, Manta Strobe, V-Lite (Blue AND Red), L4G32 NVG Mount, GPNVG-18 Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle, MH180 Tactical Headset With PTT, AN/PRC-148 MBITR Radio, NSW AOR1 Combat Suit, NSW AOR1 Combat Pants, Rigger Belt (CB), Quest 4D GTX Boots, AOR1 6094 Slick Plate Carrier, AOR1 Multipurpose Chest Rig, AOR1 Hydration Pouch With Hydration Reservoir, Wrist Admin Pouch, Foretrex 401 GPS, Suunto Vector Watch, Light Stick X4, Personal Retention Lanyard (CB), Carabiner, Full size Flag, Tri-Fold Restraints Plasticuffs x2, NSW Military Emergency Tourniquet (MET), Devgru Red Team Patch A, Devgru Red Team Patch B, Devgru Red Team Patch C, Devgru Blue Team Patch, Flag Patch (Left & Right) X2, Crusader Patch, Morale Patch A, Morale Patch B, Morale Patch C, Team Patch (AOR1), HK416D Rifle With SMR Rail, AAC Suppressor, Tango Grip With Switch, MBUS Backup Sight, EO 551 Halo Sight, LA5 PEG Laser, M600 Scout Light With Low profile Mount, Sling Adaptor, E Mag X3+1, HK416 30R Mag X3, 2500BZ Sling, M320 Grenade Launcher, M320 Holster, Molle Strike Platform, M320 Rail Mount, LA5 PEG Laser, T1 Red Dot Sight, Tango Grip, 40MM Grenade X3, P226R Pistol, RMR Red Dot Sight, Tirant9 Pistol Silencer, Sig 20Rd Pistol Mag, Sig 15Rd Pistol Mag X2, Mk13 Mod0 Flashbang X2, Winkler Belt Knife With Real Leather Sheath, K9 Dog, Frog K9 Modular Patrol, Vest(CB), K9 Lanyard(CB), K9 Agitation Muzzle (Real Leather)
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