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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: A Insider’s Lesson in War-Dog Vocabulary

There are a lot of things one learns quickly when they make introduction to the Military Working Dog community: The first rule, always: Do not approach an MWD — no matter how friendly they might appear from a distance -- unless you have the OK from the handler.

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Good Mr. Spock dog, evil Mr. Spock dog

Tom Ricks shares one of his favorite dog photos.

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Two worried dogfaces

Tom Ricks tries out war dog of the week.

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More space dogs: Spock and his evil twin. Plus, Rebecca’s hideout is discovered!

The dogs’ mother, Elissa, reports that, “They are Mini Schnauzers. Good Spock is Sweetie, and Evil Spock is Fritz. They are 4, turning 5 in ...

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Space dogs of the week

Tom Ricks finds a space dog of the week.

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard: Ukraine’s Special Forces Dogs

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Our eyes may be directed to other parts of the world this week, but fighting in east ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Arthur the Athlete Dog

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent NPR's Bill Chappell reported a story this week that seems befitting of the day following Thanksgiving -- ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: WWII Correspondent Ernie Pyle Loved MWDs

During the writing of War Dogs I read a lot of books about dogs -- a lot -- and I also read a lot of ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: A Veteran and His Therapy Dog, Iris

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent It was not love at first sight. When Kent Phyfe first saw Iris, a diminutive black Labrador ...

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