On 15 May 1942 the Beauftragter für das Diensthundewesen was formed within the Persönlicher Stab RFSS to coordinate and train in the use of dogs in the Waffen-SS. In June it was redesignated the Lehr- und Versuchsabteilung für das Diensthundewesen der Waffen-SS and was stationed at the concentration camp Oranienburg.

Commanders

SS-Standartenführer Franz Müller-Darß

A Waffen-SS soldier training with dogs in Norway
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A Waffen-SS soldier training with dogs in Norway

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Sources used

Research by Roland Pfeiffer & John P. Moore

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