The History of Seeing-Eye DogsDogs have been helping make blind peoples' lives better since ancient Pompeii. During World War I, when many German soldiers went blind, Dr. Gerhard Stalling created the world's first school for seeing-eye dogs, also known as guide dogs, in Oldenburg, Germany in 1916.
The first seeing-eye dog in the U.S. was in 1928. The long, rich history of guide dog schools and advancements has led to over 10,000 guide dogs in the country today.
The History of Seeing-Eye Dogs
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