Shortage of military working dogs a national security risk, report warns


A domestic shortage of military working dogs is threatening national security, a recent report from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Post Graduate School warns.

“Although working dogs are not an official part of the current defense industrial base, the low domestic production capacity of working dogs threatens some of the government’s capabilities to provide national security,” researchers wrote in the report. “Of the dogs within the current workforce, approximately 90% were bred overseas.”

Military working dogs are normally one of four breeds: German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherd or Labrador Retriever. Many are imported from Europe.

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Source: FOX News