Interesting video of the cynological team of the VIII Bandera 'Colón' of the Legion

The attack of one of the combat dogs of the Spanish Army as you have never seen it before

It is often said that the dog is man's best friend, and on many battlefields it has also been the soldier's best friend.

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In the Spanish Armed Forces, dogs have been used for various tasks for many years. Their training is carried out by the Defense Cynology School (ECIDEF), created in 1982, based in Madrid and dependent on the Defense Military Veterinary Center (CEMILVETDEF). This School is in charge of buying, breeding and training the dogs used by the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Royal Guard and the Military Emergency Unit (UME), as well as the training of their human guides.

Lord, a German shepherd who serves as an explosives search specialist at the Army's International Center for Demining (Photo: Ejército de Tierra).

Most of these dogs are German Shepherds and Belgian Shepherds. In the Spanish Armed Forces they are mainly used for security and combat missions, explosive detection and search and rescue. Some of these dogs are four-legged heroes who have saved human lives thanks to their work on international missions. These dogs are framed in cynological teams in various military units of the Armed Forces.

A dog from the cynological team of the Pontoneros Regiment and Engineer Specialties No. 12 (Photo: Ejército de Tierra).

The specialized security and combat dogs have the missions of searching, detecting, locating, marking and neutralizing intruders, "as well as preventive security patrols and access and mass control, integrated into operational and security units, both in national territory and in the area of operations", according to the CEMILVETDEF. These dogs are suitable for both day and night security and combat missions.

A combat dog of the VIII Bandera "Colón" of the Legion (Image: Ejército de Tierra).

Today the Army has published an interesting video that shows us a combat dog from the cynological team of the VIII Bandera "Colón" of the "Rey Alfonso XIII" Brigade of the Legion, during an exercise in the "Álvarez de Sotomayor" Shooting and Maneuver Range in Almería. The peculiarity of these images is that we can see the performance of the dog almost in the first person, thanks to a camera mounted on it:

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