Belgian Malinois or German Shepherd? Military Dog Hero Stirs Curiosity (Video)

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Belgian Malinois puppy

Have you ever seen a Belgian Malinois? Osama bin Laden has - or at least, he did. Right before Navy SEALS shot and killed him during a raid on the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan. Experts in the military's use of combat canines surmise the breed of dog who accompanied the SEAL Team 6 on their mission to catch bin Laden was most likely a Belgian Malinois or German Shepherd. Home Post was one of the first news sources to blog about the surprising fact that the SEALS had canine help in their now world-famous mission. (A little shameless self-promotion never hurt anyone, right?)

Most of us know what a German Shepherd looks like (thank you, Rin Tin TIn) but a Belgian Malinois? Not so much. For the curious, feast your eyes on the photo to the right.

OK, so ABC News has posted this video on the awesomeness of military dogs, even including photos of dogs PARACHUTING out of planes. (And I get excited when my dogs come when they're called.) Anyway, enjoy:

http://youtu.be/83-SZNnXPF0

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