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The Belgian Malinois: The dog the White House didn’t use on fence-jumping intruder

It is driven to hunt and capture prey. It looks like a leaner, more agile German Shepherd. It has a 270-degree field of vision and the force of its bite equals 1,400 pounds per square inch. It can run 30 miles per hour. It can withstand the heat of the desert and an August day in Washington, D.C. It can smell drugs, bombs and unmarked graves. It’s deadly enough to help take out Osama bin Laden, but gentle enough to push a toddler in a toy car.

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  1. I just lost my 8 year old Mal, Edgar, to cancer. He’d been trained for police work, and I learmned so much from him. My third big dog, I saw how different the breed is: incredibly astute, perceptive using all his senses, protective and assertive while also loving and gentle. I’ve never known a better, more connected partner. A true gentleman, prince really. I miss him tremendously. I’d love to support the people and dogs who do such essential roles to protect us all. Thank you to all–Edgar taught me to appreciate you more than I otherwise could have.

  2. I understand that us war dogs are sometimes available for purchase. I wish to know under what terms and circunstances please.
    Many thanks.

  3. I love dogs, and woul love to sponsor one after reading Mama Lucca coragous story in Sunday’s paper and her trainer, how they can save our soldiers lives, could be any of our sons.

  4. Read the great story of Lucca who lost her left leg in Battle.
    So gald she has a good home now. A wonderful organization that can
    train these dogs to assist our troops abroad.

    Have akways had bullmastiffs and bulldogs…not good for training.

    Martha Galli