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Raven: The Navy SEAL Museum’s Multipurpose Canine

The Navy SEAL Museum has a special staff member. Three-year-old Belgian Malinois Raven joined the Museum team from legendary breeder Baden K9 when he was just five months old. A Military Working Dog, Raven doesn’t have to work hard to impress Museum visitors. The canine is onsite during the facility’s working hours with his handler, Phil Ryan.

“Raven isn’t just a dog that looks like a Navy SEAL Working Dog (N.S.W.) K9,” said Ryan. “He is trained like one. He started training at 10 weeks old, and like his SEAL counterpart, Raven is constantly training.”

The Belgian Malinois, also known as the Belgian Shepard, is the predominant breed utilized by SEAL teams. Favored for their intelligence, agility, loyalty, and stealth, Belgian Malinois are fierce and fast with acute vision. Lighter and leaner than the German Shepard traditionally employed as the police working dog, the Belgian Malinois sports a compact frame, which is advantageous when tandem parachute jumping or rappelling, an intrinsic part of many SEAL missions. Their exceptional sense of smell makes these canines an optimal breed for detecting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Under the direction of Baden K9, Raven continues extensive and rigorous training to ensure both his capability and sociability. His ongoing education includes explosive detection training, search and rescue, and other highly specialized tactical work. As the Museum’s NSW K9, Raven has the unique challenge of learning his role as a deliberate working dog, while maintaining the ability to navigate a public arena affably.

As he matures, Raven will be exposed to additional training and tactical challenges, increasing his significance as an invaluable part of the Navy SEAL Museum team.

Raven: Navy SEAL Museum Multipurpose Canine

The Navy SEAL Museum has a special staff member. Three-year-old Belgian Malinois Raven joined the Museum team from legendary breeder Baden K9 when he was just five months old.

A Military Working Dog, Raven doesn’t have to work hard to impress Museum visitors. The canine is onsite during the facility’s working hours with his handler, Phil Ryan.

“Raven isn’t just a dog that looks like a Navy SEAL Working Dog (N.S.W.) K9,” said Ryan. “He is trained like one. He started training at 10 weeks old, and like his SEAL counterpart, Raven is constantly training.”

The Belgian Malinois, also known as the Belgian Shepard, is the predominant breed utilized by SEAL teams. Favored for their intelligence, agility, loyalty, and stealth, Belgian Malinois are fierce and fast with acute vision. Lighter and leaner than the German Shepard traditionally employed as the police working dog, the Belgian Malinois sports a compact frame, which is advantageous when tandem parachute jumping or rappelling, an intrinsic part of many SEAL missions. Their exceptional sense of smell makes these canines an optimal breed for detecting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Under the direction of Baden K9, Raven continues extensive and rigorous training to ensure both his capability and sociability. His ongoing education includes explosive detection training, search and rescue, and other highly specialized tactical work. As the Museum’s NSW K9, Raven has the unique challenge of learning his role as a deliberate working dog, while maintaining the ability to navigate a public arena affably.

As he matures, Raven will be exposed to additional training and tactical challenges, increasing his significance as an invaluable part of the Navy SEAL Museum team.

Baden K9 and Tactical Schools is a family owned and operated business located in Ontario Canada. For over 40 years they have bred, raised and trained true Working Dogs for military, law enforcement and elite clientele for a global market.

Their mission is and has always been to provide the very best stable and confident dogs in an ever challenging world. With a combined experience of over 65 years, they remain a singular source for ancient genetics, which enable the dogs to meet any and all tasks they are given. Their motto is “A step above and a mile ahead” and this Christian-based company is dedicated to being just that.

www.badenk9.com

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