The 132nd Cynotechnical Infantry Regiment

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The 132nd Infantry Regiment was born in 1794 and has since gone through many fights, the most emblematic of which: Napoleonic wars, but also the WW1 and WWII.

He is honored with a double parentage : that of the 132nd Infantry Regiment which distinguished itself during the Revolution and that of the cynotechnical units of the veterinary formations of which it retained the know-how in the field of military cynotechnics.

During the story, the regiment has changed its name several times:

– 132nd line infantry demi-brigade (when it was created in 1794);

– 132nd infantry regiment in line (1811);

– 132nd infantry regiment (1873);

– 132nd fortress infantry regiment (1936);

In 1977, dog training became more and more important in the armies and the 132nd Army dog ​​group was born from the merger of the 24th veterinary group and the 132nd Infantry Regiment. In 1999, it was transformed into the 132nd Army Dog Battalion (132nd BCAT).

Finally on July 1, 2019, as part of the “Au Contact” model, he will become the 132nd Cynotechnical Infantry Regiment (132nd RIC).

His flag was decorated with the cross of military valor with palm following its action in Afghanistan. Its fodder is in the colors of the 1914-1918 war cross.

Its motto : ” One against eight Was given as a result of the honor that theemperor napoleon to this regiment after its victory in Rosnay in 1814.


The 132nd Infantry Regiment aims to prepare a man-dog pair inseparable, capable of providing specialized support to infantry units. It ensures all the specific missions related to the employment of military dogs. It provides cynotechnical support during operations for the search for explosives, from munitions as well as detection and neutralization of enemies.

The 132nd RIC helps protect important sites in France. It is also part of the Special Operations Support Group. It is the only unit of this specialty.

This capacity has earned it to be present simultaneously and permanently in all theaters of operation: the regiment is present in self-relief on various operations as in the Mali, to Lebanon, in Central African Republic, in Ivory Coast et en Guyana.

The regiment manages the entire canine workforce of the Army and participates in the development of draft manuals and regulations aiming to develop the military dog ​​industry. He also maintains a dynamic capacity for experimentation and d’innovation aimed at keeping it abreast of the requirements and constraints of its operational commitments.

It also drives the technical and tactical tests on the use of the dog in combat. The regiment buys dogs (around 300 / year) intended for the three armies, the various ministries and state administrations as well as for the benefit of foreign countries.

The regiment is made up of:

– 2 cynotechnical companies intervention ;

– 1 company of command and logistics ;

– 1 company specializing in explosives search and detection;

The 1st, he moved to the Piedmont imperial farm in the Mourmelon camp near Reims. The trains around 350 war dogs per year since the 2000s and in 2019 has the largest kennel in Europe.