Dogs have been used in warfare since ancient times. During the Vietnam War, more than 5,000 dogs served our country and it's estimated they saved over 10,000 lives. Most recently, dogs have been invaluable in Afghanistan and Iraq. These dogs are specially trained and a strong bond develops between the dog and his handler. Navy SEAL Dogs by Mike Ritland tells the inside story of how elite K9 dogs are trained and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. Read more about other military dogs who have played an important part in our history!
- Navy SEAL Dogs by Mike Ritland
- Stubby the War Dog: the True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum
- War dogs Churchill and Rufus by Kathryn Selbert
- Rags Hero Dog of WWI by Margot Raven
In addition, there are many wonderful stories about soldiers and their dogs, including: