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.
Merrily Weisbord is the recipient of three Canada Council Awards for her nonfiction writing, most recently for From Montreal to Malabar, a journey with South Indian writer Kamala Das. A prolific and bestselling multimedia writer for more than thirty years, she has written, directed, edited, and produced for film, television, and CBC radio. She was Concordia University's first creative nonfiction writer-in-residence, and is a board member of the Quebec Writers Federation.