US War Dogs in Afghanistan are Getting Their Own Air-Conditioned Kennels

By Sarah Zhang on at

The US military's war dogs are a pretty badass bunch, but that doesn't mean they like being stuck inside stuffy kennels during summer weather where temperatures hit 50C. That's why the army's designing them some swankier digs complete with AC and exercise areas.

Highly trained war dogs are invaluable for patrols and sniffing out drugs and explosives. In Afghanistan's brutal climate, they have to weather sandstorms and temperatures that swing from one extreme to the other from winter to summer.

The newly designed kennels will circulate fresh air inside—adding heat during the winter and cool air during the summer. It won't ever get any colder than 7C or hotter than 30C inside the kennel. The modular kennels will also come with an attachable six foot run to give the dogs some space to stretch out. War will never be comfortable, but this is at least a small improvement. [U.S. Army]

War Dogs In Afghanistan Are Getting Their Own Air-Conditioned Kennels