The internet is coming to consciousness from the magical the dog entrusted to Ukrainian the military to sniff out and find Russian mine.
Cute shot Patron (which translates to English as Bullet) was originally posted on the Reddit r / dogswithjobs forum, but has since been distributed elsewhere.
The photo shows the Patron, who seems to be Fr. Jack Russell Terrierwearing a tiny Ukrainian military vest and looking excitedly at a Russian mine pulled from the ground.
It was later published on Imgur, where it was found out that Patron is a two-year-old and “loves cheese and finds Russian landmines near Chernihiv, Ukraine“.
Several Reddit and Imgur users said Patron was indeed a “good boy”.
Someone else commented, “We don’t deserve dogs and their faithful love.”
The other man said, “He probably spends time in his life. Every day on walks.”
“Of course they’re using Jack Russell. If the bomb goes off, they’ll explode,” said a third.
And the fourth added: “He deserves better cheese for the work he does.”
Mine detection dogs work by sniffing out the smell of explosives and other chemicals emanating from weapons.
Some dog breeds are extremely skilled at distinguishing target odors from other background odors, making them ideal for work and even better than human demining teams.
The olfactory center in the brain of dogs – responsible for the sense of smell – is proportionally 40 times larger than in humans.
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Dogs really need to be trained in the art of mine detection, and this training is regularly replenished to maintain their skills.
The use of dogs to detect mines dates back to World War II, but they have only been used worldwide in recent years.
It is estimated that more than 750 dogs work in humanitarian demining programs in about 23 countries.
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