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Tracking Dog in a Minefield

Vietnam War veteran (and my dad) Peter Haran on how tracking dog Caesar saved his life. Film by Brady Haran. "Trackers", the best-selling book by Peter Haran

Dogs of War on and off the battlefield

Dogs - like Lucky, a 22-month -old border collie-blue heeler cross - do vital work supporting Australian soldiers... but not always where and how you'd expect.

Australian awards for bravery animals include the War Dog Operational Medal, the Canine Service...


Thanks to help from RAAF personnel we were granted a slot to set up a display to sell merchandise & promote the history of Military Working Dogs at the Avalon Air Show. The show was a great success & with help from Keun McPherson & John Featherston as well as RAAF...

MWD McCoy of 44 MP Platoon

MWD McCoy of 44 MP Platoon on Exercise with 1RAR in June 2014.

44 MP Platoon, Oakey, Awards Night, December 2014: Winner of Aurthur Eather Memorial Award for most proficient and best performing MPD team: Cpl Matthew Blades.

Bribie Island Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaque

The Bribie Island Vietnam Veterans have placed a plaque to the Vietnam Tracker Dogs in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Bribie Island.

"Afghanistan Avenue of Honour" in Yungaburra

Travelling through North Queensland? Dont forget to visit the "Afghanistan Avenue of Honour" in Yungaburra.

"Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk" in Seymour

Travelling through Victoria? Don forget to visit the "Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk" in Seymour.


Today I had to let my retired Army dog “Jeb” go. At 14 his body finally gave in to Cancer. Jeb was 14 and was recruited into the Army in 2002. To my knowledge he was the first dog to complete 10 full “human” years of working service to the Army. During that time he deployed to the Solomon...

Medals for Non ADF organisations and agencies

Since its introduction in 2007, the ADFTWDA has been able to pay for all initial issues of the Canine Service Medal to both ADF military working dogs as well as non-ADF organisations. The rising costs of administration and merchandise prices and the difficulty of fund raising has made it...

"The Crossroad" by Mark Donaldson VC

When Mark Donaldson was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2009, he was the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery since 1969. Mark showed extraordinary courage when he rescued an Afghani interpreter under heavy fire during a bloody ambush in Afghanistan. In 2010...