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Lucca still isn't completely comfortable around other dogs after having served in Afghanistan as a specialized search dog trained to find explosives like IEDs.
It's not that she has post-traumatic stress disorder, her owner says, but she's still getting used to playing with fellow canines.
"She's a very resilient animal," Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham said, noting that even blasts at a nearby construction site don't seem to faze her at all.
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In March, Lucca, an 8-year-old German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, lost a leg to a homemade explosive device while on patrol in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, Willingham said on Friday when he visited HuffPost's New York offices with his valiant pet.
Now, Lucca is living a happily retired life in Helsinki, Finland, where she loves to play in the snow, Willingham said. Lucca lives with him and his family, including his 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl.
The canine sleeps right next to h...
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