Chile military parade offers a showcase for ... puppies?

Chile's annual military parade took place on Thursday, capturing a crowd's attention with ... adorable pups?

Indeed, a row of golden retriever puppies, tucked into neon green bags  and carried by the country's national police force canine unit, became a highlight of the parade. A line of adult retrievers wearing boots followed suit.

The Great Military Parade in Santiago was held in honor of Chile's 208th Independence Day anniversary and featured more than 9,500 troops. It had millions of viewers nationwide, The Evening Standard reported. 

The canine unit first appeared in the parade in 2008.