Tag Archive | dog mascot

“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war”

While, yes, it may be a phrase from Act 3, Scene 1, line 273 of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and was likely written sometime around 1599, both Caesar’s army and those of Shakespeare’s own time, as today, contain military working dogs and canine mascots.

And the one thing that unites them all, is our desire to mark them as part of the unit.

U.S.S. New York circa 1896. Ship’s tailor The dog is Nick.

U.S.S. New York circa 1896. Ship’s tailor The dog is Nick.

Sergeant Stubby, the mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th Yankee Division WWI

Sergeant Stubby, the mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th Yankee Division WWI

Gefreiter Hund A German WWI era mascot dog complete with his own jacket with rank button, feldmutze with cockade and his very own Iron Cross Second Class. Photo via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/48140075@N04/6337681189/in/pool-971387@N24/

Gefreiter Hund A German WWI era mascot dog complete with his own jacket with rank button, feldmutze with cockade and his very own Iron Cross Second Class. Photo via Flickr

Those Germans love their dogs... another WWI era shot

Those Germans love their dogs… another WWI era shot

devil dog marine poster

1925. "Sgt. Jiggs." The Marine Corps mascot in Washington, D.C., with an actual Marine. National Photo Company Collection glass negative

1925. “Sgt. Jiggs.” The Marine Corps mascot in Washington, D.C., with an actual Marine. National Photo Company Collection glass negative

Sgt. Jiggs, close up

Sgt. Jiggs, close up

M1919 with sled dog Alaska WWII

M1919 with sled dog Alaska WWII

Finnish soldier and dog in position near Kiestinki, 25 April, 1942, note the Mosin rifle

Finnish soldier and dog in position near Kiestinki, 25 April, 1942, note the Mosin rifle

You will take this Mauser and like it

You will take this Mauser and like it

Observer

Flak Observer

Co-pilot

Co-pilot

Field promotion

Field promotion

U.S. Scout dog, Luzon, 1945

U.S. Scout dog, Luzon, 1945

The official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, English bulldog Pfc. Chesty the XIV, sits for his official photo at Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va, May 15, 2013 at Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Chesty the XIV will officially take over as the mascot when his predecessor, Sgt. Chesty the XIII, retires in the fall of 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Adrian R. Rowan HQMC Combat Camera/Released)

The official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, English bulldog Pfc. Chesty the XIV, sits for his official photo at Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va, May 15, 2013 at Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Chesty the XIV will officially take over as the mascot when his predecessor, Sgt. Chesty the XIII, retires in the fall of 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Adrian R. Rowan HQMC Combat Camera/Released)

WMD memorial at Eglin AFB. Image by Chris Eger

WMD memorial at Eglin AFB. Image by Chris Eger

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