Edmund Adamski was a WWII dog handler in the Pacific theater. He led patrols “on point” with his Doberman “Big Boy”. Being on point meant the furthest up front – the most dangerous position to be in due to the potential of being the first to be ambushed. But while on patrol if Big Boy heard or smelled anything unusual, he’d silently alert Adamski – the hair on the back of his neck would stand up. That told Adamski there was a Japanese soldier in front of them. Although Big Boy was the ugliest Doberman Adamski had ever seen, he felt that couldn’t have asked for a better dog. “He absolutely saved my life many times on patrol. He was my companion, I could talk to him. That dog would look at me and, even under fire, he could tell if I was scared or whatever. That dog knew how I felt.” Next: Labs in Combat.