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

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Walker, $16.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-8027-2845-6
In informed prose and photographs of conflicts past and present, Patent explores the timely topic of dogs trained to assist soldiers. Images from contemporary wars depict such breeds as the Belgian Malinois (the breed of the dog that famously assisted with the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) being trained by handlers and at work in the field, while vintage photographs of soldiers and their dogs from WWII and other past wars reveal how dogs have been involved in combat for generations. Profiles of “Hero Hounds” appear throughout, offering specific accounts of dogs at war. A moving portrayal of the powerful human-canine partnership. Ages 4–up. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/06/2012
Release date: 09/04/2012
Library Binding - 48 pages - 978-0-8027-2846-3
Paperback - 48 pages - 978-0-8027-3650-5
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