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When Roger Eaton joins the Air Force to fight in the Korean War, it's up to his disabled brother, Chub, and grandfather, Lou, to raise and train the Standardbred colt, Bellfarm Star, that Roger has placed all his hopes in. On the same day that Roger is reported missing in action, shot down over Korean, the colt breaks his leg. It's now up to Chub to convince a leading veterinarian to do a new procedure to save the colt, and then see if the colt can be returned to complete health, in hopes that Roger will be found and someday see his colt race. Image descriptions included.
This is the full-blooded story of a sheep dog and his master, Bob Mcleod who work together on a Wyoming ranch. Through raging blizzards and biting cold, through good weather and bad, the two keep the flock intact and also manage to outsmart rustlers. And young Mcleod realizes that someday Boots will be a champion among sheep dogs.
Young Greg Oliphant moved to the peace and quiet of the Ozark Mountains in an attempt to rebuild his war-shattered nerves. He bought an old cabin and a coon hound, and found companionship and help in old Uncle Fred McHarney. This is the heartwarming story of the two men, how they built a new hope and future for Greg, and, in the process, trained a young coon hound to become champion of them all
The day that Dignity accompanied his master, Private Jimmy Howell to Fort Lewis proved an auspicious day for both of them. Dignity was a big spaniel of superior intelligence and excellent training. The dog and man were a rare combination of fine judgment and perfect teamwork. From the moment of their arrival, adventures followed one another in quick succession. Promotion came to Jimmy, while Dignity received the Diploma of Honor which is bestowed only on dogs who distinguish themselves above the rest of the canine world.
Franz is the story of a Doberman pinscher who was trained for police work in the famous C. A. Roy kennels of Berkeley, California. He is purchased by the Berkeley police department, and soon gains a state-wide reputation for the excellence of his work. Later, when the Berkeley officers are sent to Honolulu to reorganize the department there, Franz goes with them. And in the Hawaiian city, he adds to his already great reputation and gathers fresh laurels for himself and his master.
Fictionalized version of the real adventures of a United States Army officer in Panama right after WWI as he rehabilitates a vicious Army cavalry charger into a stellar Army mount and the best polo pony on the 19th Cavalry's Polo Team. Part of the "Great Horse Stories" Series, Colonel Meek's novel, which remained in print for over 50 years, tells of the experiences and life of a peacetime cavalry officer stationed in Panama with his highly acclaimed working partner, a small but exceptionally intelligent and talented Arabian horse nicknamed Frog.
When the big Doberman pinscher Gustav was brought to the Panama Canal Zone, the reputation of his great father, Franz, had already preceded him. No dog could entirely live up to that, but under the careful guidance of Lieutenant Fielding, Gustav began to show his brilliant qualities. The general was doubtful, but when the dog tracked and captured a native in the jungle, the commanding officer was won over. The war in Europe brings the canal into imminent danger of sabotage, and it is there that the young dog must really prove himself.
This book is a tribute to a dog, or rather to two dogs; two very fine English Setters with whose friendship I once honored. They were Gypsy Lad, 88127, and his litter sister, Miss Gyp II, 88239. The former loaned his name and personality to the hero of this story. Gypsy Lad, the real Gypsy Lad, unfortunately did not live long enough to run in the field trials, and it is highly problematical what sort of a record he would have made. In his first year in the field he was a good, steady hunter, with a good nose, and he handled well, but there are many dogs of that type.
Chet Hillyard's courageous boxer dog Hans did yeoman service with his master, a Patrolman in the U.S. Border Patrol, whose job it is to prevent entry of aliens into this country. Stationed in Florida, Chet is assigned to the treacherous swamps where smugglers of aliens are suspected of operating. Snakes, alligators, quicksand and unfriendly natives hamper their work, and more than once their lives are endangered. But, man and dog, they go on to further adventures, during which a trap, carefully set for a dangerous crimminal engulfs Chet in a nightmare of suffering, and which he believes sounds the death nell for his noble dog.
This is a story of life on a working cattle ranch. The time is just after World War II, when modern practices and equipment were just making it out to the Texas panhandle cattle country. The ranch hands struggle with new ideas from a distant ranch owner, with training a green cowpuncher, also from back East, and the ornery horse Midnight has something to teach the cowboys.
Bob Halliday refuses the idea that Omar, a German Shepherd dog, doesn't have what it takes to be a great police dog. After convincing the Commandant to let Bob keep Omar, Omar shows how smart he is. Can Omar help Bob in a shoot-out with a burglar?
From the Book Jacket: Pagan was a wise gelding, a veteran of nine years with the Border Patrol along the banks of the Rio Grande. And his master, Patrol Inspector Ted Cameron, insisted that the horse could trail aliens illegally entering the United States from Mexico more accurately and effectively than a trained bloodhound. This is the dramatic story of their work together, horse and man, in night skirmishes with dangerous smugglers, trailing a murderer, rounding up smuggled aliens and generally fulfilling their hazardous duties as members of a little-heralded but important Government service.
When Jimmy is attacked by a Japanese soldier in the Pacific during World War II, his devoted signal dog Pat, dies defending him. After Jimmy returns to the states, totally blind, he falls into despair until his fiancé encourages him to apply for a guide dog. Jimmy goes to The Seeing Eye and trains with Pat, a beautiful German Shepherd. Life goes on for the two until one night, when Pat helps save the day during a horrible hurricane. Themes about losing vision, dealing with overprotective family members, and the freedom you can receive by working with a guide dog are all interwoven into the plot.
Can Frank learn how to be a top-notch hand balancer? With a poodle, Pierre, by his side he may be able to do many more things in the circus. But Frank is injured while practicing for his act, and told that he may never be able to perform again. Will Frank be able to stay in the circus?
Does the New York State Police have use for a Bloodhound Platoon? Can Trooper Courtney handle Red in searching for criminal or the lost person?
Upstate New York is the setting for Colonel Meek's new dog story, in which Rip, a pointer, and his master, Budge Outland, a Game Protector for the State of New York, carry out the trying job of enforcing game laws in the interests of conservation. Out-of-season hunting and illegal fur trade are their main problems, requiring of them expert detection work and keen knowledge of the outdoors. Often at the risk of their lives, the two of them live through an exciting story of a little-known, yet extremely valuable branch of public service.
When Ruth Hilton falls in love with him, Rusty is a tiny cocker spaniel with many physical problems. Her fiancé, a cocker spaniel expert, tries everything to make Ruth change her mind, but she must have Rusty. Who is right? An engaging and accurate portrayal of the world of cocker spaniels, including training for field trials, based on a real life champion cocker spaniel.
Morgan "Curly" Graham, Machinist's Mate, 2nd Class and his Chesapeake Retriever, Surfman, learn the ropes at his new assignment at the Coastguard Cape Hatteras Lifeboat Station. But Morgan has a secret hope: he wants to find out what really happened at the station more than twenty decades earlier, and clear his missing father's name. His father is officially listed as a deserter, but Curly's mother has always been certain that his father would never leave do that--and that something awful happened to Curly's father on the night he disappeared.
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