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1st Military Working Dog Regiment

Military Working Dogs (MWD)

We generate and prepare military working dogs and veterinary capabilities, in order to support UK resilience, current and contingent operations and directed tasks.


Protect & Detect

The military effects the Regiment provides in support of operations range from that of deterrence and detection, right through to the use of sub-lethal force.

The 1st Military Working Dog Regiment consists of three Regular and one Reserve Military Working Dog Squadrons, comprising 299 Regular soldiers and officers with the ability to surge to a maximum capacity of 384 Military Working Dogs.

The fully integrated Reserve component provides an exciting opportunity to generate, train and fully integrate an additional 112 Army Reservists into the Regiment. Reserve roles include Dog Handlers, Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Officers.


At home and overseas

Continuing to support operations both at home and abroad, the Regiment is on track to rebase within Rutland from North Luffenham to Cottesmore by 2021.

Meanwhile, the unit continues to fulfil its operational commitments in the UK and in overseas theatres including Cyprus and Afghanistan.

Our location

  • St George's Barracks

    North Luffenham, Rutland


HRH The Princess Royal visits 1st Military Working Dog Regiment to mark its 10th anniversary

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has visited 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Regiment and hear first-hand about its contribution to defence.

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1st Military Working Dog Regiment Tackle Commanders Canine Challenge

Military Working Dogs and their handlers have demonstrated their unique bond during the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) (1 MWD Regt) Commander’s Canine Challenge.

Military Canines and Handlers To Get Hi-tech Training Facility


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