Dogs on Duty
Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802728456, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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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.