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Dog handlers are a tribal lot. Doesn't matter if they're police K9 officers, Military Working Dog handlers, the guys whose 4-legged partners find bombs, missing persons or drugs, they have a unique sense of solidarity (and rightfully so). When My friend Adam Wilson of 1MOA Solutions posted this picture of Scout (his “maligator”) on social media a few hours with some custom K9 gear, ago I knew immediately I needed to get the word out – to my brother, to Lacroix and Smith, Bunch and Weimerskirch and all you other dog handlers out there (and many of you dog lovers as well). Scout is seen here wearing a custom muzzle painted to look like the nose of a fighter plane. She looks pretty good, doesn't she?

Scout - custom muzzle cover

Here's Scout without her muzzle.

Scout without muzzleSays Wilson,

“I'm biased but I think Scout the maligator looks pretty freaking bad ass in her new Working Dog Dry Goods muzzle…The quality is top notch and it looks burly enough to last with normal use. Not saying it's maligator proof but it looks good to go!”

I went to check out Working Dog Dry Goods and found out they offer a wide variety of custom muzzles made by local Amish craftsmen – and better yet, they're less than half an hour from my house! A visit is definitely in order.

Working Dog Dry Goods 2

Working Dog Dry Goods 3

Working Dog Dry Good says,

“Why a muzzle?  Good question.  We get that a lot.  Our dogs wear muzzles a lot for a few reasons.  One of which is obvious; to prevent them from biting someone.  The non-working dog population of the world sees a muzzle and assumes the dog is violent, vicious, and willing to do damage.  The muzzle, in their eyes, prevents these things from happening.  The other portion of dog owners, us working dog people, understand a muzzle is a tool that a dog can use to inflict severe damage just as it can with it's mouth.  We've seen and heard the stories too. Well trained dogs can break ribs and collar bones with a muzzle.  You don't need a physics degree to understand a pissed off 80 pound malinois, moving at 30 miles-an-hour, with a piece of stainless steel strapped to it's face is going to do some damage when it hits you.  

To wit… we decided to sell these sweet sweet muzzles.  What's so sweet you ask?  Good question.  These bad boys are made in #merica by Amish craftsmen.  Now… we can neither confirm nor deny that they are or are not part of the ‘Amish Mafia.'  What we do know is, they make sweet dog muzzles out of leather, stainless steel and magic.”

WDDG, which is supporting the K9 Guardians movie, offer custom muzzles digital camouflage, superhero themes, unit logos, agency badges and other “looks”. They use water based paint and non-toxic sealers to avoid any possible poisoning issues. You can find full details of construction, sizing and how to order on their website. MSRP appears to start at $55 and go up.

Working Dogs Dry Goods out and aboutFind Working Dog Dry Gods online here or check them out on Facebook right here. If you're not already following 1MOA Solutions, you should be. Adam and his crew are constantly posting Things To Think About when it comes to shooting. You can follow them here.

One final note – to Officer Stark and the Oklahoma City Police Department, our condolences for the loss of Canine Kye.


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