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11 of the bravest dogs in history

By: Noel Kirkpatrick on May 23, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
A Belgian Malinois

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Belgian Malinois

One of four varieties of Belgian sheep herding dogs, Belgian Malinois are highly regarded for their ability to perform in dangerous situations. Used by SWAT teams and militaries around the world, the dogs are easily trained for all sorts of tasks, including sniffing out drugs and bombs, personal protection and search-and-rescue missions.

Though easily mistaken for German shepherds, these dogs have a more elegant build than their cousins, without sacrificing speed, strength or agility.