As I dug deeper and deeper into the history of Cameo’s ancestors, there were so many wonderful photographs, that I couldn’t use even a fraction of them. It made me aware that this was a trove of information that went far beyond just our beautiful Cameo and her pedigree. This was really another off-shoot of the German Shepherd history in whole. All German Shepherds share blood with these working dogs…Much of the history is from Germany.
I admit that I found stories from some sources that disgusted me, and I hesitated,(and ultimately deleted) to report them. One such story involved Adolf Hitler and his German Shepherd, “Goldi”. The man was a monster in more ways than you may have known. But war produced atrocities on every side. Dogs were often treated as Weapons, as were people. That is why I found the story of the Red Cross dogs so interesting and refreshing. Sadly, those dogs were the minority.
I hope you have enjoyed learning about Cameo’s pedigree beyond the Schutzhund and breeding information. I will occasionally put more of the WarDog history into this blog , as it is, in the end, an interesting addendum. Thanks for reading.
For more information, Google “WarDog Museum” and begin your own investigation into this period.