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    Posted on Feb 24, 2015

    Meet Some Of The Hardest Working Dogs In The World

    These are some pretty good dogs.

    These gorgeous portraits of some very awesome dogs with jobs were done by photographer Andrew Fladeboe.

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    A mobility dog trains at a prison in Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Montana is an epilepsy dog who is capable of detecting epileptic seizures in his owner between 30-60 minutes before they occur.

    Fladeboe has spent time photographing animals in the Netherlands, the Highlands of Scotland, southern France, and Norway.

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    This is Clauson, he's a biosecurity dog training to detect things like narcotics and explosives at Auckland International Airport.

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    A LANDSAR search and rescue dog training at a camp at the Mesopotamia station located on the South Island of New Zealand.

    In 2014, Fladeboe was awarded a Fulbright Grant to photograph and study working dogs in New Zealand.

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    This is Hugo, he's the "ambassadog" for Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust. It's a small organization in New Zealand that provides mobility dogs for people with a variety of conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal injuries, and more.

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    This is Scooter, he watches over the sheep at Stonewood Farm, located near the most southern point on the South Island of New Zealand.

    "I've always loved animals since I was a little boy," Fladeboe told BuzzFeed Animals. "Doctor Dolittle was my hero. So it made sense to focus my craft on something I love."

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    Finbar is a search and rescue dog trained for air scent and wilderness searches. He works beaches in the Dunedin area of New Zealand.

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    Leah is a 3-year-old golden retriever who helps Dr. Michelle Ann Smith, the curator at the Papakura Museum in New Zealand.

    Fladeboe said he loves the idea of working dogs.

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    Jay is a 5-year-old detector dog for the Wellington Police Department and she's trained to sniff out things like cash or drugs.

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    Cindy is an explosive detector dog and she's doing a search of the Chamber in Parliament before a session.

    "It's just amazing how they bonded and evolved with us over the past 30,000 years," he said.

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    Pai is a rodent dog for New Zealand's Department of Conservation. He makes sure local havens for endangered animals are kept pest free.

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    This is Jak, a Department of Conservation dog, on his last day before retirement.

    "Overall, my goal is to continue honoring the creatures that we share the world with."

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    An urban search-and-rescue dog from Christchurch, New Zealand, getting a lift.

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    Jay searching a local stadium before an event.

    Fladeboe is a big proponent of working dogs. In an interview with National Geographic earlier this month, Fladeboe said dogs with jobs are some of the happiest out there.

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    Mo is a 5-year-old mini-schnauzer who works as a comfort dog at retirement homes in the Auckland area.

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    A guide dog getting trained on what curbs are by a member of the Blind Foundation of New Zealand.

    "For a dog like a border collie, they are happiest when they have a job to do," Fladeboe said. "I feel much worse for a border collie that lives in a big city than one that is worked to the bone on a farm."

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    Mo doing his thing.

    Dogs are the best.

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