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

Author(s): Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Young Adult

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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An ALA Notable Children's Book"Bracing and surprising . . . [a] clear-eyed, smartly organized book." --"Booklist", starred review on "Dogs on Duty""This lively, bursting-with-color volume covers the life of the canine forces from puppy to MWD to retirement . . . A sure hit with dog lovers everywhere." --"Kirkus Reviews", on "Dogs on Duty""A moving portrayal of the powerful human-canine partnership." --"Publishers Weekly", on "Dogs on Duty""Their story is impressive and the author has told it well." --"School Library Journal", on "Dogs on Duty""Patent and Munoz bring to life each step of progress and show how the bandy-legged, shoe-chewing puppy grew and graduated from Canine Good Citizen and obedience classes." --"School Library Journal", starred review on "Saving Audie""This polished photo-essay by frequent collaborators Patent and Munoz will tug at the heartstrings of readers." --"Publishers Weekly", on "Saving Audie""Kids who've heard about the Michael Vick case will have a natural interest in the dogs involved, and Audie's a limpid-eyed charmer with a heart-tugging tale." --"BCCB", on "Saving Audie"

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 Dog."

General Fields

  • : 9780802736505
  • : Walker & Company
  • : Walker & Company
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 48
  • : Dorothy Hinshaw Patent