The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

One thing we noticed from day one of the 38th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas this year, was the abundance of service and working canines in attendance.

While the show, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, saw some 64,000 two-legged attendees, the floor was dotted with the occasional four-legged variety as well.

When we ran into Arkos, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois service dog, complete with mandatory ear-and eye-pro at Industry Range Day on Monday, we knew it was going to be a great show.

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

With over 500,000 rounds fired at 170 different booths, doggles and muffs aren’t just an accessory on Range Day. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

And it just kept getting better from there.

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The dogs of SHOT Show 2016

(Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)