From the creators of the upcoming thirteen-part television series Dogs with Jobs,
this beautifully illustrated volume offers a delightful portrayal of the world's amazing working dogs, who accomplish incredible tasks in ways humans never could. Award-winning author Merrily Weisbord and veterinarian Kim Kachanoff (a mother-daughter team) profile the vital, heartwarming lives of these remarkable creatures in this ultimate treasure trove for dog lovers everywhere.
Brimming with color and black-and-white photos, Dogs With Jobs
tells the true stories of those who rescue, detect, entertain, herd, protect, and serve for a living -- including
- Star -- the Black Lab arson dog who sniffs out fire-starting chemicals better than any known detection equipment
- Yanka and King -- a German Shepherd team that clears Bosnian land mines 100 times faster than any human
- Honey Hurricane -- a Cocker Spaniel who coaxes nursing-home patients to smile and laugh again
- Elmer -- an Alaskan Husky who leads the team in Alaska's famous sled dog race, the Iditarod
- Snooper -- the eco-Beagle who locates infestations of wood-destroying termites
...and many more. From exotic locales around the globe to our everyday homes and workplaces, get to know the wonder dogs who track and capture fugitives * sense the warning signs of epileptic seizures in their owners * rescue earthquake victims * dive from water-rescue helicopters * assist the physically disabled * compete internationally *locate missing pets *safeguard forests and endangered species and more. You will be amazed by the brave, dedicated, and loving acts of these astounding Dogs With Jobs.