Dog Squad

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Dog Squad

Dog Squad is an action-packed, tail-wagging, hilarious new series inspired by Chris Grabenstein’s dog Fred!

When trouble calls…it’s Dog Squad to the rescue.

Duke is not your average dog. Along with his crew, he fights crime and goes on claw-biting adventures helping dogs in peril in the hit streaming sensation—DOG SQUAD!

Fred, on the other paw, is a pretty average dog. He’s scrappy. He’s loveable. But he’s not brave like his heroes on Dog Squad.

But Fred does look an awful lot like Duke. In fact, when Duke needs a stand-in, Fred’s the perfect choice. But the Dog Squad action doesn’t always stop on screen! When there’s danger in real life, can Fred find the courage to step up and save the day?!

It’s all paws on deck in this action-packed, middle grade adventure series just right for anyone who loves dogs—and anyone who loves to laugh!

Awards & Accolades

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee
South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee
Nominee in Indiana for the Young Hoosier Award


“Hilarious… snappy… Laced with positive messages but never preachy, this allegorical, fast-paced, rollicking adventure will appeal to all readers. Through expertly paced conflict and characterization, this canine adventure shows what it means to be brave.”
—School Library Journal
“Ideal for reluctant readers with its short chapters, energetic illustrations, plentiful action, and ‘pawsome’ puns. Doggone fun.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Fred starring on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chris and the real Fred

Meet Fred: The Inspiration for Dog Squad

Dog Squad Series

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