Our Heroes: The Many Jobs of Police Dogs

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Humans have had close relationships with dogs for millennia. The primary jobs of clever canines were hunting, guarding, herding, and guiding, and they also served in the military. Europe in the Middle Ages saw an increase in lawlessness, and villages were individually tasked with protecting their citizenry. Citizens started deploying bloodhounds to keep people safe, and ever since, police dogs have been an integral part of law enforcement.