Layka: War Hero and Skydiving Dog
It’s not every day a dog jumps out of a plane. Layka served with the military in Afghanistan. She's an amazing dog who proved her bravery again and again.
Layka was shot four times in the line of duty, but still managed to subdue the shooter and save her team. She lost a leg in the incident and was subsequently adopted by her handler. Here she is testing out a new harness designed to allow dogs to be flown in and out of remote locations to help soldiers. You get a sense of just how incredible this girl is in the video. To find out more about the dogs of war, have a read at the National Geographic.