Soldier Dogs

Soldier Dogs

The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Large Print - 2012
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Enter the world of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.

People all over the world were riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Lden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before.

In Soldier Dogs, Maria Goodavage tells the heartwarming stories of training, operations, retirement, and adoption - often into the families of fallen soldiers - of these remarkable dogs who have become some of America's most devoted warriors.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611734751
1611734754
Branch Call Number: 355.424 G61s 2012a
Characteristics: 350 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm

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BPLNextBestAdults Oct 16, 2012

Soldier Dogs is an inspirational tale about the role of military working dogs (MWD) in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Many chapters describe the special bond of a military dog handler and his military working dog. Some chapters deal with how the dogs are selected by the military and about the training centre for dogs and handlers, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonia. Most dogs that are used in Afghanistan are dual purpose-- patrol and sniffer dogs. These dogs have been trained for both aggression for patrol work and for detecting IED’s (improvised explosive device). There is also an adoption program in place for the dogs that are trained but not suitable to become MWD and dogs who have deployed and have retired due to age or medical conditions. If you love dogs, this book is a must read!

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