The US military’s war dogs are a pretty badass bunch, but that doesn’t mean they like being stuck inside stuffy kennels during 50C summer weather (who would, really?). That’s why the US Army is designing them some swankier digs complete with AC and exercise areas. Boy, do they deserve it.
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 in winter to another in 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 1.8m run to give the dogs some space to stretch out. War will never be comfortable, but this is at least a small improvement. [US Army]