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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  • Summary: Filmed in Afghanistan, the two-hour special profiles four military dogs and their handlers in the war zone as they locate insurgents and dangerous explosives.
  • Genre(s): Reality, News/Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Feb 21, 2013
    100
    They [directors John Dorsey and Andrew Stephan] know how much to say, and show, to viscerally deliver the sights, sounds and even smells, without scaring us away.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    [Glory Hounds] is too grim to be poetry. Though, like all true war stories, it is something of a love story; and like all true love stories, it will break your heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    As painful as it is to see a fallen dog's body draped in the American flag, what Glory Dogs also does is deepen our appreciation for the servicemen who train them.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 21, 2013
    70
    The program has a fair amount of feel-good filler about the bond between the dogs and their handlers, but when it comes to showing these pairs at work, it is blunt and disturbing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    10
    What an amazing group of soldiers and canines. God bless them all. Their sacrifices are countless and I thank every one of them. My heart goes out to the families and friends of all our military service men and women for their sacrifices as well. Thank you Animal Planet for putting out a quality program so all of America can see a glimpse of what our military must endure. The film crew took many chances while filming this program, many thanks for what you are doing to show the face of an American soldier and their canine partners. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. Collapse
  2. Aug 19, 2013
    10
    This show shows the harsh reality of battle Americans go through to keep us free. This also shows the bond a soldier has with his dog. They depend on each other. If this show is to brutal then don't watch it. If you cant stand it for 120 minutes, think about what they got through for years at a time. They suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ,PTSD, and disease. They might not come home, but they stay strong during their whole deployment. God bless you guys. Expand
  3. May 20, 2013
    9
    As a South African worlds apart from Afghanistan I was spell bound to these broadcasts.
    I also had the and will forever have the greatest
    respect for America and the American soldiers. We had the so-called "bush -war" and I was involved in that I know what a mine or IED can do and looking at the show I smelt and felt the fears and challenges we encountered. As a dog lover I just could relate to the soldiers expressing their love and respect to the dogs. I loved the qoutes that came up from time to time and it is so true, but what I liked the most was: The only one smartest dog belongs to every boy"
    I went through recalling my pets from my firts Fox Terrier (I was 5 years old) up to my Old English Sheepdog and now my Irish Terrier.( I am now in my 60 years old). Thank you for a brillaint show and may God bless, not only, every soldier and dog who is involved in the wars, but also the people who produced this series.
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