Cover image for Rescue dogs
Title:
Rescue dogs
Author:
Presnall, Judith Janda.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Kidhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The job of rescue dogs -- Training -- Rescue dogs on the job -- Off-duty activities.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 67159.
ISBN:
9780737713619
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The primary job of rescue dogs is to help save lives. Using their strong scenting abilities, dogs locate people buried under the debris of earthquakes and collapsed buildings. They also find people lost in the wilderness, entrenched by avalanches, and drowned victims.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-An interesting, well-written book on the role of rescue dogs in disasters, from avalanches to terrorist attacks. Characteristics, suitable breeds, training, and how the animals and their handlers spend their off-duty hours are discussed. Examples of individual dogs, such as two German shepherds that found lost people and a Newfoundland trained to jump from a helicopter into water, add to the title's appeal. Several of the color photos are memorable, such as the pictures of a dog racing along with a ski patrolman and a rescuer sitting with her Doberman, but in others the dogs are obscured. A list of organizations is included.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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