Dog Parachutes From Plane


One dog took the ride of his life recently when he parachuted from a plane cruising at 10,000 ft. But this wasn’t just any pup — he’s a super-smart explosive-sniffing dog, working with the Austrian government on a training mission.

The specialized pup participated in Norway’s Operation Cold Response, a three-week exercise that ran from Feb. 17 to March 4, bringing together 8,500 soldiers from 14 countries. Strapped to his handler — and with a muzzle to prevent jaw injuries on landing — the Belgian shepherd plummeted over Narvik, Norway, and made a safe landing.