Conan, the Military Hero Dog, Featured on 'Zero Bark Thirty' Merchandise

One day after a military dog attached to the U.S. Army's Delta Force had his photo and identity revealed, his image appeared on merchandise for sale.

President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed the photo of Conan, a male Belgian Malinois who was part of the raid Sunday that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a secretive Joint Special Operations Command in Syria.

"We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," Trump tweeted from his official account.

We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019

Later that day, Newsweek first reported the name of Conan, who was assigned to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, better known as Delta Force.

Conan now appears on merchandise for sale through a website. On coffee mugs and t-shirts of various colors, Conan's image is shown with the phrase, "Zero Bark Thirty," which was the headline used by The New York Times following the raid. Another shirt reads: MWD Conan Delta Force Special Operations Command.

Zero Bark Thirty Mug and Magic Mug added to store collection. MWD Conan, Delta Force Dog in the raid against ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi last weekend👍 #dog #police #WarOnDrugs #LivePD @LivePDNation@OfficialLivePD

— Tactical Dog (@TacticalDogLive) October 30, 2019

Zero Bark Thirty T-Shirt featuring hero Delta Force MWD Conan available at store. Standard (unisex), youth, ladies models 10 colors each 👍#K9 #dog #police #WarOnDrugs #LivePD @LivePDNation@OfficialLivePD

— Tactical Dog (@TacticalDogLive) October 30, 2019

MWD Conan Delta Force Special Operations Command
T-Shit available in store
Multiple colors, also youth and women models #police #WarOnDrugs #LivePD @LivePDNation@OfficialLivePD

— Tactical Dog (@TacticalDogLive) October 29, 2019

U.S. Special Operations Command did not comment on the Military Times request to find out the legality on commercial use of Conan's image.

Conan was named after comedian Conan O'Brien and not the Barbarian, a senior Pentagon source told Newsweek. Conan was injured during the Sunday raid when Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest that killed himself and three children. Conan is reportedly doing well in his recovery.

President Donald Trump declassified a photograph of the U.S. military dog wounded during a special operations raid on a compound in Syria's northwestern Idlib province which resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. U.S. Government

U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday at a Pentagon briefing that Conan was "slightly wounded and fully recovering." The Pentagon did not disclose the dog's identity at the time as the animal was instrumental in the top secret raid, but he has since returned to duty.

Military dogs are typically noncommissioned officers with a rank higher than their handlers. The working dogs have been used since World War I, and they are often assigned to special operations or high-level missions, Which include sniffing out and finding improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

On Wednesday, Trump shared a photoshopped image showing Trump presenting Conan with a paw-shaped medal attached to a blue ribbon, similar to the Medal of Honor given to war heroes.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019

Three days earlier when making the announcement of Baghdadi's death, Trump said the ISIS leader "died like a dog," whimpering and screaming. While making that remark, Trump identified the Delta Force K-9 as "a beautiful dog, a talented dog."

Trump does not have any dogs, or pets in general.