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Our Malinois 2018-11-13T05:24:41+00:00

VALE

Nordenstamm Joep
aka “Kuga”

LTGEN Rick Burr‏Verified account @ChiefAusArmy wrote, “On behalf of the @AustralianArmy, I wish to acknowledge special operations military working dog Kuga on being awarded the @PDSA_HQ Dickin Medal.  Known as the Victoria Cross for animals, the award reflects the actions & courage Kuga demonstrated supporting troops on operations in Afghanistan.

We salute the memory of Special Operations (SAS) Military Working Dog, Nordenstamm Joep, call name “Kuga,” posthumously awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal at a special ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in October 2018 and is the only Australia dog to have received this honour. Sacrifice made in the service of country.

Our Military and Service Dogs

RIGHT: RAAF Military Working Dog
Nordenstamm Kaos (Zico v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Nordenstamm Hannah.) Kaos was ADF Top K9 in 2013.

LEFT: Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Police Dog Nordenstamm Echo (Zico v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Lilo v.d. Krähenschmiede.)

LEFT: Nordenstamm Mojo A.I. (Danskjold Aragon x Nordenstamm Heidi). Australian Federal Police Dog.

RIGHT: Nordenstamm Gator aka “Doc” (Nordenstamm Prix A.I. x Nordenstamm Yves i.i.u. Germany.) Gator serves in the Victorian Police Special Operations.

PHOTO LEFT: Nordenstamm Haos i.i.u. Beligum (Yagus v.d. Duvetorre x Zita v.d. Berlex-Hoeve imp. Belgium). Haos originally served as a security dog and then in the Australian Federal Police.

PHOTO RIGHT: Nordenstamm Robbie A.I. (Kasper Airport Hannover x Nordenstam Halina.) Robbie is a Police Dog with the Queensland Dog Squad.

CLICK TO VIEW CHANNEL 9 NEWS VIDEO OF ROBBIE IN ACTION!

PHOTO LEFT: Nordenstamm Fritz aka “Dredd” (Lennox v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Lilo v.d. Krähenschmiede). Police Dog in Victoria Police Special Operations.

PHOTO RIGHT: Nordenstamm Joep aka “Kuga” (Zico v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Nordenstamm Hannah).  Special Operations (SAS) Military Working Dog.  Awarded the PDSA Dickin’ Medal for bravery.

PHOTO LEFT: Nordenstamm Istan aka “Draxx” (Lennox v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Nordenstamm Edge). Victorian Police Special Operations.

PHOTO RIGHT: Nordenstamm Johnny aka “Didds” (Lennox v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Nordenstamm Cougar). Victorian Water Police.

PHOTO LEFT: Nordenstamm Maximum aka “Stone” A.I. (Danskjold’s Aragon x Nordenstamm Heidi). Licensed security dog then became a Special Operations (SAS) Military Working Dog.

PHOTO RIGHT: Nordenstamm Lardo aka “Chopper” (Zico v.d. Berlex-Hoeve x Zita v.d. Berlex-Hoeve). RAAF Military Working Dog.