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 in action. Source: nationalgeographic.com

Layka in action. Source: nationalgeographic.com

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.