Buddy, America’s First Guide Dog

Buddy Americas first guide dog

Title: Buddy, America’s First Guide Dog

Author: Meish Goldish


Morris Frank revolutionized what life was like for individuals who were blind in the United States. Morris was born being able to see but had two serious accidents while growing up, causing him to lose total vision in both eyes. He quickly became isolated in the early 1900’s, unable to do or go as he pleased.

One day, while his father was reading a magazine article to him, Morris heard about Dorothy Eustis. She lived in Europe and trained German Shepherds to guide soldiers who had been hurt during the war. Morris contacted Dorothy immediately and shortly thereafter, met the first guide dog to enter America, Buddy.

Discover the world through Morris and Buddy’s ventures and stunning photos throughout, “Buddy, America’s First Guide Dog.”

Curriculum Connections:

Animal behaviors


Family structure


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