Heroic search dog to be given 'Victoria Cross' for finding roadside bombs

caitlin1214

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. . . in Afghanistan


An Army search dog that has saved the lives of scores of British soldiers in Afghanistan is to receive the canine equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Treo, an eight-year-old black labrador, has spent the past five years sniffing out bombs and weapons hidden by the Taliban.


Yet as a puppy he was a badly behaved rebel in danger of being put down until intensive Army training turned him into the gutsy canine described by his handler, Sergeant Dave Heyhoe, as the best military dog he has served alongside.


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Treo sounds like an amazing dog. Really enjoyed the reading the story. Thanks.
 

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What a neat story, thanks for posting! I have read quite a bit about the Dickin Medal and some of the animals who received it during WWII - really neat.