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Most Courageous Dogs: September 11 Search and Rescue Dogs (SAR Dogs)

Okay, so any dog serving its country as a SAR dog gets the "Most Courageous Dog" distinction, but the SAR dogs that waded into the rubble in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, get an extra gold star. Hundreds of SAR dogs scoured the debris and braved the chaos in the days following the attack. While German shepherds are often trained for SAR duties, any working, herding, or sporting breed can be trained to be a hero.