F 'It is estimated that the Germans used a total of nearly 30,000 dogs during WWI. They had 6,000 on the front lines and 4,000 in reserve at the beginning of the war.'
--Trident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland, 2013

[Above: Adolf Hitler in World War One. This dog's name was Foxl (little fox).]

[Above: Postcard version.]

[Above: Postcard reverse.]


Adolf Hitler later recalled:
'It was in January 1915 that I got hold of Foxl. He was engaged in pursuing a rat that had jumped into our trench. He fought against me, and tried to bite me, but I didn't let go. I led him back with me to the rear. He constantly tried to escape.'

[Above: Adolf Hitler in World War One. This dog's name was Foxl. Fournes, France, 1915.]


Adolf Hitler later recalled:
'I used to share everything with him. In the evening he used to lie beside me... Nobody could touch me without Foxl instantly becoming furious. He would follow nobody but me... When I returned after two days' absence, he would refuse to leave me again... When I ate he used to sit beside me and follow my gestures with his gaze. If by the fifth or sixth mouthful I still hadn't given him anything he used to sit up on his rump and look at me with an air of saying "And what about me, am I nothing at all?" ...I can look at him like I look at a human being. It's crazy how fond I am of the little beast.'

[Above: Adolf Hitler in World War One. This dog's name was Foxl. Fournes, France, 1915.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler close-up. Click to enlarge.]


Adolf Hitler remembered the dark day Foxl was stolen:
'...it was before we arrived at Colmar. The railway employee who coveted Foxl came again to our carriage and offered me two hundred marks. "You could give me two hundred thousands, and you wouldn't get him!" When I left the train at Harpsheim, I suddenly noticed that the dog had disappeared. The column marched off, and it was impossible for me to stay behind! I was desperate. The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me.'

[Above: Postcard showing rare picture of Adolf Hitler (2nd from right) and comrades.]

[Above: Postcard reverse.]

[Above: Postcard showing rare picture of Adolf Hitler (far left) and comrades.]

[Above: Postcard reverse.]

[Above: Postcard showing rare picture of Adolf Hitler.]

[Above: Postcard reverse.]

[Above: Here's an interesting piece of art showing Adolf Hitler wearing a Stahlhelm. No pictures exist of him wearing this iconic helmet, but he most certainly did, as the classic Pickelhaube helmet was phased out in 1916 and replaced with the Stahlhelm.
'Der unbekannte Soldat' = 'The unknown Soldier' and 'Wer den krieg erlebt hat, liebt den frieden.' = 'Anyone who experienced the war loves peace.']

[Above: Although damaged, this is a fabulous picture of a young Adolf Hitler.]

[Above: Here is a larger field of view version.]

[Above: Here is a version someone restored.]

[Above: A modern restored version. Not a perfect version, but still cool someone did it. Someone with the skill should redo it.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler, Helene Bechstein and Edwin Bechstein, 1925. Helene was the owner of the C. Bechstein piano factory. She met Adolf Hitler in 1921 through Dietrich Eckart and took an immediate liking to him. She would even visit him in prison after the Beer Hall Putsch, even referring to him as her son. She gave him a brand new Mercedes and wanted him to marry her daughter. Helene introduced Adolf Hitler to many important people in the business world. It is said she taught him the ropes of the business/socialite world. She was given a gold party badge for her dedication to the cause.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler gazes at cows in a field.]

[Above: This bird is called a Jackdaw. It is a small, gray-headed bird in the crow family.]

[Above: Full photo]

[Above: Adolf Hitler at the Nuremberg zoo]

[Above: 'Liebe zum Tier - der Führer hat sie vor allen anderen!' Basically means 'Love of Animals - the Führer has this over all other!'

[Above: Circa 1935.]

[Above: The Führer plays a game of fetch.]

[Above & below: This is Hitler's dog Blonda.]

[Above: Another view of the cool swastika chair.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler and his dog Wolf on the Berghof terrace, from Eva Braun's albums, January 1, 1940.]

[Above: A playful Adolf Hitler, for a moment he forgets about his nearly unbearable burdens. He always smiled around animals and children. Throughout it all he retained an innocence.]

[Above: Strange looking newspaper print]

[Above: The original]

[Above: Larger photograph, but with some sort of glare on the picture's top]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with master sculptor Josef Thorak and Blondi at the Berghof, 1944.]

[Above: A photo taken by Eva Braun on June 1, 1943 on the Berghof terrace. It shows Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Hoffmann with Blondi.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with master sculptor Josef Thorak (left), Joseph Goebbels and Blondi at the Berghof, 1944.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler's beloved German Shepherd Blondi, circa 1944.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with Gerdy Troost's dog.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with Blondi in June 1943.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with Blondi.]

[Above: Here is a video of Adolf Hitler with Blondi showing off her amazing training. Click picture to see. (20 seconds, mp4 format)]

[Above: Adolf Hitler with Blondi.]

[Above: Helga Goebbels and Adolf Hitler's dog.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun with Blondi, Negus and Stasi (one of them off camera).]

[Above: Blondi wanders around the grounds of the Berghof.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler and Blondi go on a walk with Baldur von Shirach.]

[Above: Close-up.]

[Below: Adolf Hitler with Blondi, 1939]

[Below: Adolf Hitler with Blondi, 1943]

[Below: Adolf Hitler and Blondi at the Berghof, from Eva Braun's albums, June 14, 1942.]

[Below: Drawing of Adolf Hitler and Blondi]

[Below: Another drawing of Adolf Hitler and Blondi]

[Below: A very early drawing by Adolf Hitler]

[Below: A very early drawing by Adolf Hitler]

[Below: A very early drawing by Adolf Hitler]

[Below: A very early drawing by Adolf Hitler]

[Above: Eva Braun feeds a squirrel.]

[Above: Eva Braun with Negus and Stasi.]

[Above: Eva Braun with Negus and Stasi.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler leans down to greet Negus and Stasi.]

[Above: Eve Braun's Scottish Terrier dogs named Negus and Stasi.]

[Above: Adolf Hitler and Eva's dogs, the Berghof great hall, from Eva Braun's albums, May 1, 1942.]

[Above: Like Adolf Hitler, Eva loved animals.]

[Below: Adolf Hitler and his beloved Blonde...]