Bomb-sniffing dogs

by Goldish, Meish.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 636.7 GO
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 636.7 GO
 
 
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 363.325 GOL
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 363.325 GOL
 
 
Summary
In March 2010, British soldiers were patrolling a street in Afghanistan with a Belgian shepherd named Chocolat. Suddenly, the dog walked ahead of the men and entered an empty shop. His handler knew this meant the dog smelled something dangerous. The soldiers carefully entered the building and discovered a supply of explosives--enough to make more than 10 bombs. Thanks to Chocolat, the weapons had been found before they could do any harm. Chocolat is one of thousands of dogs that have been trained to use their super sense of smell to detect explosives. Some, like Chocolat, serve in the military, while others work with police in crowded public places like airports, bus stations, or sports stadiums. They all serve faithfully to help make the world a safer place. With real-life stories and full-color photos of bomb-sniffing dogs on the job, this book is sure to appeal to dog-lovers everywhere.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It isn't all fun and games when you're a dog. Some, like the canines featured in the Dog Heroes series, are trained professionals, using their keen sense of smell to aid military personnel, police officers, and search-and-rescue teams. In Bomb-Sniffing Dogs, readers learn that there are certain breeds best suited to the task: German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, vizslas, and Belgian Malinois. German shepherds' noses have 220 million sniffing cells, as opposed to the 5 million of human noses. Of course, dogs aren't born with bomb-seeking abilities, and this book details the training process, noting the tight bond that forms between dog and human partner. Volumes in the series offer true on-the-beat tales and put names with faces: for instance, Chocolat, a Belgian shepherd, detected explosives in a store in Afghanistan. With photos that run the gamut from cute (lots of snout close-ups) to downright impressive, this series should have wide appeal, not only for dog fans but also for those interested in the military and action-adventure stories. A Just the Facts section concludes.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dog heroes.
Subjects Police dogs -- Juvenile literature.
Search dogs -- Juvenile literature.
Detector dogs -- Juvenile literature.
Police dogs.
Search dogs.
Detector dogs.
Publisher New York :Bearport Pub.,2012
Language English
Notes "K-9 search on site."
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781617724558 (library binding)
1617724556 (library binding)
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