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Dogs of World War II: Duke by Kirby Larson (2013, Hardcover)
However under the expert eye of Herbert Lloyd, the legendary Cocker Spaniel breeder and chief technical adviser at the War Dogs Training School, its training methods soon began to dramatically improve. She remembers, as a child, saluting at the trucks as they shipped donated animals to the training centre - and her father being constantly busy doing night-training with the dogs.
As the war progressed, not only were the animals trained to guard, patrol and sniff out enemy mines, but some were even taught how to parachute in behind enemy lines.
During the D Day Landings, Brian and several other animals dropped in to France under heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire. He survived the war and returned to his owner to resume civilian life before dying of natural causes in Yet many would not prove so fortunate. Only 1, of the war dogs actually came home. Even in the modern era, many who have served their country so bravely have ended up meeting a similar fate, due to fears of dangerous behavioural issues back in the real world.
The Children's War: Duke (Book 1 of Dogs of World War II) by Kirby Larson
In , the Ministry of Defence MoD sparked an outcry after it emerged that dogs had been put down in the previous three years — including two that had been assigned to guard the Duke of Cambridge. As a result it said it would review its procedures so former guard dogs are checked by a military vet and an experienced dog handler before a decision is taken whether or not to put them down - and will always try to re-home them wherever possible. Terms and Conditions. Style Book.
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