Connie Goldsmith

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Dogs at War: Military Canine Heroes

Six legs. Four eyes. Two hearts. One team. A military working dog (MWD) and its handler live together, eat together, play together, sleep together, and risk their lives for each other every day while in a war zone. Experts say each military dog saves between one hundred fifty to two hundred soldiers during its working life by sniffing out concealed explosives and other weapons and by alerting its handler to hidden enemy soldiers.

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Read interviews about how dogs are selected and trained. Learn how military working dogs find explosives and enemy soldiers in war zones. And read first-hand accounts from soldiers who have adopted their dogs.
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