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Dogs on Duty : Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent


Overview - When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire. With full-color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, "Dogs on Duty "provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802728456
  • ISBN-10: 0802728456
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Modern

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-08-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

In informed prose and photographs of conflicts past and present, Patent explores the timely topic of dogs trained to assist soldiers. Images from contemporary wars depict such breeds as the Belgian Malinois (the breed of the dog that famously assisted with the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) being trained by handlers and at work in the field, while vintage photographs of soldiers and their dogs from WWII and other past wars reveal how dogs have been involved in combat for generations. Profiles of “Hero Hounds” appear throughout, offering specific accounts of dogs at war. A moving portrayal of the powerful human-canine partnership. Ages 4–up. (Sept.)

 
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