First Therapy Dog on Record
- Animal Planet
Purple Cross Award Recipient
- Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2015
Best Mascot in the South West Pacific Area
- American Magazine, 1944
missions with Smoky
Smoky's original true story about WWII's Yorkshire Terrier and "Mascot of the South Pacific" was written by owner and trainer William A. Wynne, now 96, in his self-published book, Yorkie Doodle Dandy
NPR Morning Edition
American Kennel Club
Westminster Dog Show
CNN's Great Big Story
Reddit's front page
and many more!
"Angel in a Foxhole," a short film
The film's goal is to communicate:
+ the therapeutic and healing value of therapy and service dogs to humans in need;
+ the loving and caring bonds between people, animals and people;
+ Smoky's contributions during WWII that saved lives and serviced others.
A few words
The word is out about Smoky
Barbara Jedda, Director
AKC Museum of the Dog
'"The smallest four-footed soldier to serve in war, WWII canine mascot Smoky proved to be a courageous companion to her handler William Wynne -- who writes of their unique experiences with enthusiasm and love."
Breed All About It Series
''SMOKY is the first documented 'Therapy dog' beginning with battlefield casualties coming from the Biak Island Invasion in 1944.''
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