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Last Updated: Tuesday February 05 2008 12:35 GMT

In pictures: Working pups honoured with stamps

Royal Mail working dog stamps

Check out these daring doggies! One hundred years after police started using dogs to help them tackle crime, a series of stamps has been launched to pay tribute to the work done by man's best friend.

Quitto, an 11-week-old Golden Retriever

Fighting crime, saving lives and just helping people out are part of the daily work of thousands of the UK's working dogs.

Max, a German Shepherd serving with the City of London police

Police dog Max has been honoured with a stamp, along with mountain rescue dogs, sheepdogs and guide dogs.

Max, a German Shepherd serving with the City of London police

Max and his canine colleagues help catch criminals, sniff out evidence, and keep large crowds under control.

Endal, a Labrador assistance dog

Assistance dogs have been specially trained to help people out by opening doors, switching on lights and posting letters.

Quitto, an 11-week-old Golden Retriever

This is the first time a set of stamps has been devoted to the UK's "secret army" of four-legged friends.



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