In recent days, at the veterinary military center of the Army (CEMIVET), at the end of the gestation period of 9 weeks, the mare Fè gave birth to 4 German Shepherd puppies of the Italian Army.
The puppies - 4 males - after the weaning period, will be sent to the training process and subsequently to the selection for employment that will lead them to provide their precious and irreplaceable contribution to the Armed Force.
The Army dog group specializes its binomials in three different capacities to cope with the various threats that can arise operating in the various Operational Theaters: the EDD (Explosive Detection Dog) capacity for the search on the surface of hidden explosive devices (in vehicles , infrastructure, etc.), the Patrol / EDD capability for the control and security of military installations and the search for explosives on the surface and the MDD (Mine Detection Dog) capability for the search for buried bombs.
The breeds of dogs used for these activities are the German shepherd and the Belgian "malinois", both endowed with excellent rusticity, physical resistance, curiosity and spontaneous obedience towards their driver, characteristics of fundamental importance for the success of a job. very delicate.
German shepherds are particularly inclined to search for buried bombs while their Malinois "colleagues" have a strong aptitude for searching for hidden devices and substances on vehicles and in infrastructures.
Il veterinary military center, reporting to the Army logistic command, is responsible for the definition, coordination and control of measures aimed at ensuring the protection of animal health in all contexts of use.
IL CEMIVET, the strategic structure of the Forza Amata, is an articulated reality that combines specialized components such as the dog group, which forms the binomials "dog - handler" used in operational contexts on the national territory and abroad, the breeding and training components of the horse and the Veterinary Infirmary, to support the clinical, diagnostic and surgical activities of the aforementioned animals.