Dachshunds in War Time

As we approach Memorial Day the thought of what dogs did for the cause comes to mind.

Believe it or not dachshunds played a part in WWII. The Dachshund History Project has a great article on the contributions dachshunds made for the American war effort.

Here is a clip from that article:

“CH Bertra v Hildesheim and Herman of Lindakin served as mine detection dogs in the European theater, for instance.  These two distinguished veterans as well as their handler Corporal Harold Deitch participated in an obedience demonstration at the Dachshund Club of America’s Golden Anniversary show in November 1945.  According to a New York Times story on the specialty show, Bertra, Herman and Corporal Deitch uncovered more than 600 land mines in battle zones, mainly in Italy.”

Go to https://www.dachshundhistoryonline.com/war-dogs/ for more information.

Have a Happy Memorial Day. Pray for the fallen who protected our country.

Published by Brownie's Author

Hi, I'm Gregory Lamberty. I wrote "For the Love of Our Dog Brownie". Brownie was our dog. She lived eighteen and a half years. My wife Colleen took care of Brownie, trained her and took care of her. Colleen was the one who inspired me to write about Brownie. Colleen's training and love set Brownie apart from other dogs. That was what made her special.

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