Messenger Dog Training – World War I

In his book Watch Dogs: Their Training and Management, (Lieut. Col. E.H.) Richardson explained that the training of the messenger dog was different than any other type of training. The messenger dog had to work in a similar manner as the sheepdog, traveling great distances from the handler to do his job. The messenger dog […]

Messenger Dogs in World War I

The use of messenger dogs in war is not a new concept and has been mentioned in early war accounts as far back as 4000 B.C. However, at the beginning of World War I, the British military was not convinced that the dogs would be of use. They changed their minds after the War Department […]