This Belgian Malinois, named Kuno, worked with the special forces in Afghanistan. The dog helped the British servicemen in every possible way during military operations.
For this act of bravery, the hero dog received a government award. This award is the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military honor.
This is a reward for heroism demonstrated in a combat situation. The dog was alongside a special forces unit in Afghanistan when soldiers were attacked by extremists in 2019.
The British military were surrounded and could not advance. Kuno, who is trained to neutralize enemy soldiers, threw himself through a hail of bullets to take down the shooter.
And that allowed his squad to complete the mission.
Unfortunately, the heroic dog was injured in the hind legs. His trainer and the doctors had to assist him in a helicopter to bring him back to base.
The dog with numerous injuries was flown to the UK on a Royal Air Force plane for treatment. However, the veterinarians managed to save his life. But they had to amputate his hind leg to prevent the infection from spreading.
After treatment, Kuno became the first military dog in the UK to be fitted with bespoke prostheses to replace a missing paw and help an injured paw.
According to the British Defense Minister, Kuno changed the direction of the whole expedition and saved the lives of British servicemen.
The dog was awarded the Dickin Medal, the highest honor for animal fighting prowess.