Here are the 10 most heroic dog breeds that make the best military dogs – including the adorable Labrador Retriever

Many of us have decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past couple of years – according to Dog club dog ownership figures have soared nearly eight percent during the global pandemic.

There are 221 different breeds of purebred dog to choose from, alongside many crossingsso there is a lot of thought to be done before choosing your family latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.

Of course, while dogs are amazing pets, they also have a whole range of important tasks to perform, from herding sheep to helping blind and visually impaired people through their daily lives.

And they are also used by the armed forces to carry out crucial missions both in times of war and in times of peace.

They even have their own medal of bravery – the PDSA Dickin Medal is the highest honor an animal can receive while serving in the military and was created during World War II.

These are the 10 breeds that make the best military dogs.

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