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    Military dog ​​retires amid accolades

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    A military dog ​​named Yanlong recently retired after eight years of service at a border detachment in Altay Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

    ” Yanlong has reached retirement age. Comparing dog years to human age, he has already become a 64-year-old veteran,” said trainer Tang Yanyi, a border guard who joined the People’s Liberation Army in 2014.

    He said Yanlong had taken part in regular patrols along the border shared by China and Kazakhstan more than 700 times over the past eight years. Of all the dogs serving in the Border Detachment, Yanlong has served the longest, walking nearly 9,000 kilometers. the long winter frost and the clouds of mosquitoes in the summer.

    From June to August, the detachment must patrol forests in which some 1,700 mosquitoes per cubic meter swarm the soldiers and their canine companions. Seven military dogs have died from mosquito bites. However, Yanlong overcame all difficulties and became famous for his tenacity.

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