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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal: Horses for courses


This past week brought word of the death of a six-week-old infant in his home by the family dog, which was a Belgian Malinois (pronounced Mal-in-waa). To the public, the Malinois is a relatively rare breed; however they are quickly becoming the dog of choice for police K9s and as Military Working Dogs (MWD). Cairo, the dog which participated in the mission which led to the death of Osama Bin Ladin, was a Malinois. Klickitat County’s new police K9, Profi, is a Belgian Malinois.

The kinds of dogs that can work alongside soldiers in war time environments are rare indeed. There are many challenges, but perhaps the most daunting are the sounds of modern warfare. In World War II, the United...

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