In honor of combat assault dog duco 
5 JULY 2021

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#INHONOROFDUCO

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THANK YOU EXPLOSIVE DESIGN APPAREL FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN HELPING KEEP DUCO'S MEMORY ALIVE

A PORTION OF THE SALES IS GOING TO CHARITY

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In Honor of Duco Bourbon 

 

$20 from every sale goes to a K9 Charity

Selection: Taconic Distillery Double Barrel Maple Bourbon 90 proof

Two bottles per order

Selected by: Rick Hogg ­ War Hogg Tactical

 

Tasting notes:

The heady smell of the barrel¹s wood comes through along with the pleasing maple aroma.  The initial encounter is definitely the maple and this sweetness lingers pleasantly on the lips. However, the sweetness is not overpowering and the earthiness of the barrel wood balances it out nicely…even if it does make you want pancakes!

 

Tastes like Freedom 

 

Combat Assault Dog Duco was a Dutch born, KMPV titled Dutch Shepherd. KNPV is short for Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging, which is Dutch for 'Royal Dutch Police Dog Association'. The system began in the early 1900s in Holland in order to bring dog trainers together to establish good quality working dog standards.

Duco was a duel purpose US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) K9 that served honorably from 2012-2017 and deployed in support of combat operations for Operation Enduring Freedom. 

 

In 2012, while part of a helicopter assault force conducting a nighttime raid on an enemy compound in Afghanistan, Duco and I fell from our helicopter approximately 30 feet while infilling on the objective. I was knocked unconscious but Duco seemed to be fine. I had him checked out and nothing seemed to be wrong with Duco. Years later, I started to notice some changes in Duco’s physical abilities I believe stemmed from that fall and he was retired from active duty. 

 

Since separating from active duty Duco has very much enjoyed the retired life with his family. He even has his own social media accounts Instagram @wardoggduco 

https://www.instagram.com/wardoggduco

and a Facebook account K9 Duco 

https://www.facebook.com/wardoggDuco/

 

He has also been a part of some amazing events to include working with 5.11 Tactical, Trigger Time TV, Far Cry 5 and supporting his Dad during the SOF K9 Memorial Service and the reading of “How I Became a K9 Commando”

 

Duco’s 5.11 Tactical video 

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLltDX8kV_KYoKYWcdQ7tI5QFJgaXnL73A

 

Rick Speaking at 2018 SOF K9 Memorial Service

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLltDX8kV_KYoKYWcdQ7tI5QFJgaXnL73A

 

Duco was part of the reading of “How I Became a K9 Commando” at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. 

 

Trigger Time TV - We did a complete season on training a MWD

https://youtu.be/B0udNBjsex0

 

Duco was also part of training actors for Far Cry 5

https://youtu.be/T_3eI03JQF4

 

Retirement has not come with out its struggles. 

In November 2020 Duco was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right rear leg. We made the decision to add longevity and quality of life to Duco and we had his leg amputated. 

Unfortunately Combat Assault Dog Duco lost his battle with cancer on 5 July 2021

 

Our new mission is to educate handlers/owners on osteosarcoma and what to look for in your canine. We want to tell Duco’s story and keep his memory alive and his story of the amputation and chemo treatments. I have become a huge proponent of CBD in K9s and believe the benefits would greatly enhance our MWDs. 

 

I have worked numerous SOF K9s over my career and I can tell you by far Duco is the best one, combat proven and absolutely phenomenal. If I could clone him I would, he is that impressive. 

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DUCO'S BATTLE WITH OSTEOSARCOMA

So in November 2020 Duco was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer in his right rear leg. We opted to have his leg amputated to add longevity to his life. These videos are his story of that journey