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In pictures: Dogs take on the Taleban

Sergeant Major Frank Holmes and sniffer dog

Sergeant Major Frank Holmes heads up the dog support unit.

Axle the German Shepherd

Axle the German Shepherd lives in a 54,000 air-conditioned kennel.

Dog and handler

One dog and one handler can do the work of up to six troops in less time.

Leanna the spaniel

Leanna the spaniel is one of the dogs used to sniff out explosives while on patrol.

Dog and handler

As well as sniffing out explosives, the dogs are a good morale boost for the troops.



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