Pakistan Army Dog Breeding Training Centre and School, Rawalpindi


The Army Dog Breeding Training Centre and School (ADBTC&S) was established in 1952. It was assigned the mission of breeding, rearing, training, and the issue of trained dogs to the formations/units. In addition to this, the school was also responsible to train the officers & soldiers in different dog courses. It was initially authorized 114 persons and 292 dogs on its establishment. In 1965, the unit was reduced to 16 persons and 63 dogs but in 1966-67 the Table of Organisation & Equipment was revised & strength was increased to 50 persons and 100 dogs. In 1986, the need was felt to increase the strength of dogs to 300 and men to 102.

Army Dog Breeding Training Centre Location

Pakistan Army Dog Breeding Training Centre and School, Rawalpindi

The School is situated at a distance of 4 km from Rawalpindi Railway Station and approximately 10 km from Islamabad AirPort. During summer from April to September, the minimum temperature remains up to 26 degrees centigrade while the maximum goes up to 45 degrees centigrade. In winter from October to March minimum temperature is -3°C and the maximum up to 28°C.

Educational Philosophy

Dogs have time and again proven to be one of the major assets for the armed forces, the police, customs, and other associated organizations while in the performance of their duties. The canine instinct proves invaluable in many cases. Keeping in view their importance, the dogs are trained in the following disciplines:-

  • Guard Dogs
  • Tracker Dogs
  • Mine Detection Dogs
  • Narcotics Sniffing Dogs
  • Arms/Explosive search Dogs
  • Avalanche Rescue Dogs
  • Search and Rescue Dogs

Army Dog Breeding Training Centre Faculty

Pakistan Army Dog Breeding Training Centre and School, Rawalpindi

A well-trained staff adept in the art of training and breeding of dogs provides training to officers and soldiers in various disciplines of dog breeding and training. The following training objectives adhere to train:

  • Remount Veterinary and Farm Corps (RV&FC) Officers in Kennel Management, Canine Surgery, Canine Medicine, Radiography, Ultrasonography, and Breeding operations
  • Soldiers of RV&FC to handle and train dogs in different specialties
  • Defense service personnel to handle dogs issued to units and officers/ soldiers from friendly/allied countries
  • Selection Criteria
  • Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, and soldiers who fulfill the condition as laid down by Pakistan Army on courses are selected to attend different specialties at this institution.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Facilities are available for cricket, hockey, tennis, football, swimming, golf, and squash, etc. at neighboring Army Sports Complexes.

Army Dog Breeding Training Centre Campus

The Campus is fully equipped with the various needs of the person acquiring training here. The School Campus consists of:

  • Office Block
  • soldiers Accommodation
  • Hospital Wing
  • Laboratory
  • Class Rooms
  • Recreation / Information Room
  • Breeding Wing
  • Training Area
  • Foreign Officers Quarters

Training Facilities Available

Following facilities are available for the students attending courses at this institution:

Pakistan Army Dog Breeding Training Centre and School, Rawalpindi
  • Class Rooms
  • Library
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Training
  • Field Training
  • Field Demonstrations
  • Building Search
  • Ground Search
  • Vehicle Search
  • Dog Agility Track
  • Operation Theater
  • Laboratory
  • Air Craft Search at nearby Army Bases


ADBTC&S Rawalpindi is not only providing technical knowledge about military working dogs to officers, organizations & personnel from Defence Service Guards, Rangers, Customs, and Police but officers and soldiers of allied countries are also attending different courses offered at this school. Moreover, this institution is responsible for breeding, training, and supply of trained dogs to dependent units. The home of the most loyal creatures is at the service of the nation.

Facebook Comments Box
Translate »