Photo Gallery: The History of Parachuting Dogs 12/17/2013
  A British paratrooper with a parachuting dog. The so-called "paradogs" (short...
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A British paratrooper with a parachuting dog. The so-called "paradogs" (short for "parachuting dogs") were specifically trained to perform tasks such as locating mines, identifying booby traps, keeping watch and warning about enemies. As a side job, they also served as something of a mascot for the two-legged troops.