protecting policemen and tracking down criminals but also to detect drugs or bombs. There are currently an estimated 50,000 police dogs working in the United States. They have become an essential element of law enforcement, not just in America but around the world as well. The following chapters will explore in detail the three kinds of hero dogs we’ve briefly discussed. You will learn more about the jobs that these animals perform, the types of dogs well suited for this type of work, and how they are trained to do those jobs. In addition, you will learn more about some of the most famous hero dogs.

The role of search and rescue dogs has expanded since their humble beginnings in the Swiss Alps. Modern search and rescue dogs are trained to find people in debris after earthquakes and other disasters.

Dog Heroes


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