Dogs have long been involved in warfare, and their use on the battlefield goes back several thousand years. They were used in various capacities by the Ancient Egyptians, the Ancient Greeks, and the Romans, and they're still used to this day as scouts, trackers, sentries, and mine detection dogs. Approximately 5,000 US military dogs served during the Vietnam War, and dogs have been in combat with US soldiers during every major conflict. In homage to these incredibly animals, Bored Panda has compiled this list of our favorite service dogs in action. Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1 A Puppy Saved From A Fire Becomes A Firefighter

A Puppy Saved From A Fire Becomes A Firefighter

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Pi... 2 months ago

Leading by example- how to move past your set-backs and shine!

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#2 Labrador Retriever Hawkeye Lays By The Casket During The Funeral Of His Owner, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson

Labrador Retriever Hawkeye Lays By The Casket During The Funeral Of His Owner, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

These always break my heart. The compassion of animals is unmatched

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#3 Soldier With His Dog

Soldier With His Dog

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Pi... 2 months ago

I already know this is going to be one of those boredpanda lists that I am going to upvote without needing to even see it. Animals ROCK!

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#4 Army Soldier And His Military Working Dog Jump Off The Ramp Of A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

Army Soldier And His Military Working Dog Jump Off The Ramp Of A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

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OTTERLUVR24 2 months ago

THAT DOG IS BRAVER THAN ME!!!

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#5 Friends Till Death Do Us Part

Friends Till Death Do Us Part

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Hope Floats 2 months ago

Sums up perfectly the word " Devotion"....

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#6 By Your Side No Matter What

By Your Side No Matter What

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

WAKE UP DAD TIME TO SNIFF BOMBS

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#7 A Police Dog And Its Trainer Practise Skipping At A Police Dog Training Base

A Police Dog And Its Trainer Practise Skipping At A Police Dog Training Base

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Pi... 2 months ago

The doggie's loving it!

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#8 Tech Sgt. Andrew Montgomery Comforts His Dog Diesel Inside An Army UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

Tech Sgt. Andrew Montgomery Comforts His Dog Diesel Inside An Army UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

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Kjorn 2 months ago

ahhh.... still crying when i Watch the end of K9 With Belushi and his dog got shot and close to death...

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#9 Combat Tracker Dog Lex - Who Loves Attention - Enjoys Some Free Time With His Handler, Marine Lance Corporal, John Peeler

Combat Tracker Dog Lex - Who Loves Attention - Enjoys Some Free Time With His Handler, Marine Lance Corporal, John Peeler

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John L Kelly 2 months ago

All it takes is a little bit of love and encouragement to fire me up!

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#10 A Dog Saying Goodbye To His Soldier Friend

A Dog Saying Goodbye To His Soldier Friend

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Mireille Diab 2 months ago

the look in his eyes is heartbreaking :(

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