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|Interview with Barbara Amidon|
What created your interest in German Shepherd Dogs?
My first experience with German Shepherds was as a young girl, seeing a motion picture about a war dog, “My Pal Wolf” and later for Christmas receiving a book, “Cop Chief of Police Dogs” by the late Reginald Cleveland. From there, the German Shepherd was a lasting love affair.
As young children, my family lived in New York and Miami. My father worked at Cape Canaveral; he was an Electrical Engineer. My mother was a Head Nurse; she later she worked in the operating room at The Polyclinic Hospital in New York. When my twin sister Jackie and I were ten years old, our mother was tragically killed on Christmas Eve. My father then chose a career in show business and traveled a great deal.
We went to live with my aunt in New Jersey and found a stray German Shepherd. We named him Fury after a comic strip character. My love of dogs began very early, I attended a War Veterans Ceremony in Atlantic City performing obedience. My hobby was studying various dog breeds. Jackie and I won contests by identifying them.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America is proud to work with the following organizations:
|The American Kennel Club||American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation||American German Shepherd Rescue Association||World Schäferhundverein||AKC Canine Health Foundation|