04 Dec '11, 12am

A well-deserved rest: Retired military dogs looking for good homes, as SAF puts them up for adoption

A well-deserved rest: Retired military dogs looking for good homes, as SAF puts them up for adoption

Mr Clarence Cheong and his father with Warrior. The ex-SAF dog failed to earn any awards at work but has won over his new owners with his gentle ways. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Judith Tan They start their career at the tender age of nine months and remain working until they are nine years or older - if health permits. Now retired from service, these faithful employees - military dogs - could start a new chapter of their lives as family pets. Ten have been put up by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for adoption, of which three are recent retirees. Mainly sniffer dogs, the breeds include labrador retriever, golden retriever, English springer spaniel and Hungarian vizsla. 'They are well-trained, receive regular health checks and vaccinations, and are generally more friendly and receptive to handling by the general public,' an SAF spokesman said. Military sniffer dogs, tra...

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