A balance support dog should be at least 45% of the person’s height and 65% of the person’s weight. A 6 foot tall man needs a 30” dog. This puts stability at the person’s fingertips. Great Danes are well suited to home and office life. The fact that Danes require less exercise than many breeds is a good fit for some people with disabilities. Danes are content to have a few walks every day and then nap in the corner until their services are needed!
4/12/13 Carlos was an explosives detections dog in Iraq Unlike his military k-9 counterparts, he is a civilian contractor dog. Civilian companies contract with DoD to work alongside military dogs. The civilian co owns them as property until they are adopted out. Sometimes they get left behind because it's too expensive for their handlers to transport them back to the states. Carlos was left behind in Afghanistan. He was neglected until he was adopted by Ruby and her family.