Australian defence force
"This soldier, stationed in Iraq asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil — to bring them good luck. Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home...he asked for American soil."
Military Working Dogs 101 - Chapter 2(d): Apprehension/Hold The Military Working Dog should hold the suspect until commanded to release and then return to the handler. If the suspect again attempts to run away or if he attacks the handler, the dog must immediately pursue, bite and hold the suspect without command.
On Friday, February 17, 2017, retired United States Border Patrol Canine, Ruger was laid peacefully to rest surrounded by friends and family. Canine Ruger was definitely a unique canine with a great personality. He was an incredible working dog, partner and friend to his handler. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Rest easy Ruger. We will see you on the other side. Thank you for your service Canine Ruger. You are a HERO.