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Animals: Working Dogs
These sites are about working dogs. There is information about the different kinds of jobs that dogs have. There are printable worksheets, a slideshow, video files, and interviews with people who work with these specially trained dogs. Several eThemes resources are included on dogs, guide dogs, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Saint Bernard’s, and the Iditarod.
What is a working dog? On this site students can read about how the FBI uses dogs to find bombs and illegal drugs, for search and rescue, and what service dogs do. There is also a virtual field trip of the FBI.
Read an encyclopedia article about the working dogs that are raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as messengers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians, as guides for the blind, and more. Contains links to individual breed entries. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about different breeds of dogs and their origins. There are quizzes to help you determine which breed of dog would be good for you and your family. Includes activities, encyclopedia articles, and printouts. There are links to various eTheme resources on different breeds of dogs.
These sites are about Labrador retrievers, a breed of sporting dogs. Read about their history, appearance, and training. Find out why Labrador retrievers are used as guide dogs, rescue dogs, and drug detector dogs. Watch a short video and view many photographs of these outgoing animals.
These sites are about Saint Bernards, a large breed of working dogs. Find out how much they eat, how much they weigh, and if they make good household pets. Learn more about the history of these dogs, including their role as rescue dogs in the Swiss Alps. There are photographs, illustrations, and a video.
Learn more about the Iditarod Dog Sled race in Alaska. Read about the history, teams, dogs, and much more. Some sites offer ideas for classroom activities. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Alaska.