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Australian Army bomb-sniffing pup. A happy ending. Pup must've been well cared for during the year she went missing. Handsome pup, looks like she could be a dock dog. :)

Sniffer dog that went missing in action after Afghan battle is discovered safe and sound after 14 MONTHS lost in the desert

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 2:59 PM on 12th November 2009

Last week - 14 months after she disappeared - a U.S. serviceman spotted a dog with an Afghan man at an isolated patrol base in another part of Uruzgan. The Afghan handed Sabi over and the American quickly realised she must be a military-trained animal.

Within days, the Labrador was returned to her unit - no worse for wear.

Mark Donaldson, the SAS trooper awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing a wounded interpreter during the battle, said: 'Sabi's the last piece of the puzzle.

'Having Sabi back gives some closure for the handler and the rest of us that served with her in 2008. It's a fantastic morale-booster for the guys.'


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For all the dog lovers.... this post reminded me of some upcoming programs that may be of interest. If you have the Military Channel.

Sunday. Nov 15 9:00 pm

War Dogs of the Pacific


The story of the U.S. Marine war dog platoons of World War II. Filled with tales of devotion, bravery and sacrifice, follow the men and their dogs through training and into combat, from the invasion of Guam to operations on Saipan, Okinawa and Iwo Jima.

Sunday. Nov 15 10:00 pm

No Dog Left Behind


A documentary about soldiers with very different and powerfully moving experiences who rescued dogs in Iraq, developed intense bonds, and managed, against nearly insurmountable odds, to arrange their safe passage to the United States.
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