Author Maria Goodavage helps tell the story of military dogs, their handlers and the bonds between them in her book “Soldier Dogs.” Here, Goodavage discusses the story behind the photos: "When I met Fenji, I was drawn to her because she was wearing dog goggles, a.k.a. Doggles." Read more here: http://wapo.st/HJbmR9
Lex watched over his handler as he slept in foxholes in Afghanistan. According to Goodavage, Lex would "sneak out from under his foxhole, eyes and ears on alert for anything unusual and guard over his handler all night."
Espen and Sergeant Moir have formed an extremely close bond and even sleep next to each other under a mosquito net. Sergeant Moir said: I am pleased with the way his training is progressing up to the operational standards and I feel safe with him in front of me searching."