Dogs on Duty

Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802728456, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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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.

About the Author

DOROTHY HINSHAW PATENT has written more than a hundred books including Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance; When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone, an ALA Notable Children's Book; and The Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide

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