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Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond

ISBN: 0802728456

Title: Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

KDL Description:

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“Wow! I was amazed by the canine stars of this book! Patent discusses the many jobs dogs have had in the military, from years past and in present day. Colorful photographs follow puppies just beginning their training, dogs on the battlefield, and the life of doggy retirement. I highly recommend this to dog-lovers, history buffs, or those interested in the military.”
—Liz at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch

Amazon Description:

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.