In the middle of a battle, the probability of a soldier dying of either the enemy’s bullet or bombs, is extremely high. But being bitten by a dog or specifically a German shepherd? Well, it appears nothing is impossible in a battle and anything could actually happen.
According to a report from a British newspaper Sun Daily, a gutsy military-trained German Shepherd just saved an entire troop of British armies from a sure death when an ISIS group had launched an ambush attack.
It was reported that the heroic act of an Alsatian military dog happened when a team of SAS was on a mission near the Kurdish border, just kilometers away from the terrorist group’s stronghold. The German shepherd was trained by U.S Army and was traveling with the British troop when ISIS had launched an attack.
In the middle of the ambush, the dog’s handler unleashed him. Surprised and while they were swarmed by more or less 50 ISIS members, the British troop witnessed the heroic act of the dog when it attacked two of the enemies.
One sustained a severe wound on his neck, while one ISIS members was bitten by the dog on his arm and leg. Both men survived the attack from the dog and ran for their lives. The dog survived the incident unscathed, the report noted.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the German Shepherd dog, also commonly known as the Alsatian, in most European countries, is the second most popular dog breed in the world. It was first officially recognized by the AKC as a separate breed in 1908.
The AKC described the German Shepherd as smart, confident, courageous, and steady; a true dog lover’s dog. It comes in 11 different colors and is one of the most popular dog breeds used in military services.