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They’re called “military working dogs”, and for good measure. Although, after watching the way this particular canine operates in the “point-of-view” footage embedded below, it might seem appropriate to capitalize and bold that “working” in that title. Because for the entirely of the clip, this pooch never stops. He or she is serving their country, and they couldn’t be more excited about it.

Throughout the branches, dogs may contribute through their acute sense of smell, as protective and vigilant sentries, as scouts on patrol, as messengers, mine detectors, search and rescue, casualty, or even in tunnels.

The most common breeds for military working dogs are retrievers, German and Dutch shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Viszlas, Jack Russell terriers and even poodles.