National Geographic : 1958 Aug
for militarydty during two world wars, the German epherd saved countless lives on both sides, scenting out wounded, carrying messages and medical supplies, alerting patrols against ambush, and protecting coastlines against sabo teurs. Known today as a "dog of all trades," the Painting by Edwin Megargee © National Geograpic Society German shepherd aids police of many nations. It guards families and businesses against intruders and guides thousands of blind persons. Poised and intelligent, it gives its friendship for life. Here dogs in training retrieve a dumbbell, endure the "long sit," and leap a barrier.