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Army K9 by AurelTristen Army K9 by AurelTristen
I have here a photograph of one of the US Army's working dogs. I've got a picture of him with his handler, but I forgot to ask the PFC if I could post a picture of him. Its too bad, because it was a good one, with the dog on his sholders.

Out of the 6 pictures I took, only two came out because the dog was so excited to be around so many people. My platoon had been tasked with transporting the dog team in addition to several other people, and I got a chance to talk to the dog's handler, and see them work together a little.

I've worked with dog teams before, but never really had any idle time with one. Most of these teams work in several languages, such as Dutch and German, as well as English. This photo was taken when the handler gave his dog a command. The dog sat down and held still until I had taken it.

I have to say I was impressed. The dog was excited, but still listend intently to his handler. Not to mention he put up with being crammed in a moving Stryker with a bunch of strangers, and driven around.

Much respect to you dog teams out there. I think what you do is really cool.
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jcsmith1195 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! I would really love to be a dog handler in the Army. Hooah!
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OkamiOchita Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
i love army K9s.beautiful picture :)
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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
I give 99% of the credit to the dog and handler. All I did was chose some settings and push the shutter at the right time :)
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frazzimals Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
So cute :) i love the working class k9s i hope to do that one day
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
You have been featured in my deviation's description, here: [link]

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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cool, thanks! I know a lot of people have said it already, but I love the name of that photo. Makes an already good photo quite hilarious. :)
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shishido-ootori Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. hahha u should ask the PFC then :p lol
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eruraven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww he such a cute puppy..a deadly one to lolz. Man these guys are extreme heavy hitters. Their bite force is second only to the Rotty which that is definitely saying something since a Rotty can bite with more force per square inch than a Great White shark. Pffffft these Shepards are nothing ta mess with fer sure. But you probably already knew that seeing as how you've actually/already been around 'em and stuff.

Nice job capturing the pooch's expression, thats always one of the first things I look for in pics of these guys is if the one taking the photo managed to capture their expressiveness and you certainly did. Way ta go! ^^,
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WinterMountainKennel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No. The dog in this picture is a Belgian Malinois. The breed second to the Rottweielr is German shepherd. They look similar.
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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you. ^_^
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eruraven Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^,
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isoldel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D You can see in his entire expression how alert and excited he is. Good shot, he's a nice looking one.
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AurelTristen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I give all the credit to the dog for being so obedient, and to his handler for training him so well. :P
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March 14, 2010
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
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1/99 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Mar 14, 2010, 3:51:41 PM
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EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS