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

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 4, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
3 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing

Did you know that thousands of dogs have served in the Unites States military? Dogs on Duty explains some of the duties and missions dogs are assigned, how they are raised and trained, and what ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MFeil - LibraryThing

This book serves as an excellent introduction and connection to current and past wars fought. Most children are excited about dogs in general, but service dogs seem to be rarely talked about. Patent's ... Read full review

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

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.

Bibliographic information