Military dog handlers of the Leningrad air force and air defense army performed at the contest "True friend"
In the Tver region on the territory of the fighter aviation regiment of the Leningrad formation of air forces and air defense of the Western Military District, the second stage of the international competition of service dog handlers "True friend" was held.
According to the rules, teams of military units of the formation took part in the competition. The teams consist of 10 military personnel: a team representative, a coach, four main and one reserve participant, three people from the support group and five service dogs.
For three days, military dog handlers fought for the title of the best team in five categories, such as the individual race and relay "Dog biathlon", overcoming the 300-meter obstacle course with service dogs, "Protective service", and "Marksman" — shooting from an AK-74M assault rifle.
The competition was attended by dogs of the guard and mine-search services represented by breeds Black Russian Terrier, Moscow Watchdog, East-European Shepherd.
Preparation for the competition began in the fall of last year. The best teams of the formation will go to the next stage of the international competition, which will be attended by the best dog handlers of the Western Military District.