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Belgian Malinois: The Breed Believed to Have Accompanied Navy SEALS on Mission to Kill Bin Laden (VIDEO)

Belgian Malinois is trending on reports that this may have been the breed of dog that accompanied the team of U.S. Navy SEALs on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

Although the identities of the Special Operations forces have not yet been revealed, the government has acknowledged that there was a dog on the team. The American Kennel Club describes the

Belgian Malinois

as “one of four types of Belgian sheep herding dogs … sometimes mistaken for the German Shepherd.”

These dogs are

ideal for military and police work

because of their loyalty, intelligence, superior sense of smell, and strong desire to work.