Skip to main content

Tails of Seattle: A pets blog

Your local source for news and tips about dogs, cats and other critters, featuring fun videos, reader photos, Q&As and more.

February 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

  • Share:
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Love, loyalty, heartbreak of military dogs in TV special

Hundreds of military working dogs are trained to protect soldiers and civilians by finding explosive devices and insurgents in some of the most volatile regions of the world. "Glory Hounds," a television special airing tonight and Feb. 24 follows the special bond between these dogs and their handlers, the work they do together and the heartache they share.

A soldier and a military working dog in a still from the TV documentary "Glory Hounds." Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

To film "Glory Hounds," Animal Planet embedded four camera crews with troops at remote bases in two of the deadliest provinces in Afghanistan for six weeks. They followed four dogs and their handlers working and living in the hostile terrain.

The two-hour documentary program premieres tonight at 8 p.m. and repeats on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet. (Check local listings to confirm times and dates.)

More photos, videos and information about the program can be found at

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Relive the magic

Relive the magic

Shop for unique souvenirs highlighting great sports moments in Seattle history.




Partner Video