As our first military dog, Tru is a true pioneer! Tru recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after six loyal years of service that included multiple deployments in very difficult environmental conditions that ranged from extreme desert heat to cold Canadian winters. He is a Belgian Malinois that was born at a European kennel and made his way to Canada for training early in life. During training Tru earned his nickname, “Uncle Buck”, after his first handler misheard the term for a dog which doesn’t take a firm initial bite, ‘ Huck a Buck.’ The name stuck, and eventually so did Tru when he developed a strong attachment to arms!
Like many Military Working Dogs, “Uncle Buck” endured loud noises, long flights and physically demanding demployments. Through it all, Tru performed his duties with devotion and faithfulness that can only come from a K9 – he was always by his human teammates’ side and ready to protect them and contribute to their successes. Tru settled into his retirement home earlier this summer and is enjoying life swimming in the pool, spending time outdoors with his new family and learning how to relax on the couch.
Welcome to Ned’s Wish, soldier!!