London: Britain decided to honour Sasha, a British Army dog killed alongside her handler in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan with the highest military award.
According to media reports, the four-year-old Sasha is credited with saving the lives of numbers of soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan as she was trained to find explosives.
Lance Corporal Rowe, 24, and Sasha died when their routine patrol was ambushed and struck by a rocket-propelled grenade attack in 2008.
She will be awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal by the PDSA animal charity.
The PDSA has said that it was is the animal version of the Victoria Cross and Sasha will be the 65th animal to be awarded the medal since it was launched in 1943.