Chris I just watched an dvd called Max a war dog and it was in memory to honour of all the dogs who served and died with their owners and by themselves at times for their country during every war from the bore war to now some even had to wear gas masks.
Max was trained to sniff out weapons that were hidden in villages that were being sold to the Taliban, he was trained to go ahead of the men to sniff out danger up ahead if danger he would stop and that would let the men know to stop as an ambush was waiting for them the men then know what to do, the owner uses signals so the dog knows what to do next on that command it was amazing.
From a puppy they bond with their owner who they will serve with and they have such an incredible bond
of man and dog.
In the movie I watched the young soldier who had max to work with gets killed and at the funeral they brought max and he went straight to the casket and sat there pining for his owner it was so sad
At the funeral the handler of max was talking to the parents and younger brother, max was a handful for the handler but as soon as he came close to his owners younger brother he calmed down and kept looking at him and he knew he wanted to be with him. and when they were outside the parents asked what would happen to max and he said we will have to put him down now
when the handler tried to get max into his cage in the back of a car max proved to be more than he could handle so he asked the brother to please take him and put him in the car as he took a liking to you, so the brother takes him and gets him in the car.
Any way the parents get a call about max and they said we will take him
so they wouldn't put him down they bring max to their place and the brother is the only one who can approach max from there is a good story and a happy ending for max and the family
You have got to see this movie chris