Working dogs in action (2008)

In 2008, Royal Mail paid tribute to man’s best friend with six stamps showing working dogs in action. It was the first time a set of special stamps had been devoted to highly trained dogs, with the issue celebrating two important events - the designated Year of the Assistance Dog and 100 years since the first British police dogs walked their beat at Hull Docks.

The set showed an assistance dog, mountain rescue dog, police dog, customs dog, sheep dog and guide dogs.