In his new book Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities, Cardiff University historian Jan Bondeson reveals obscure German periodicals that prove
Lex Luthor Adolf Hitler, tried to breed an army of talking dogs.
According to the book, scientists envisioned a day when dogs would serve alongside German troops, and perhaps free up SS officers by guarding concentration camps.
So to unlock all that canine potential, Hitler set up a Tier-Sprechschule (Animal Talking School) near Hanover and recruited "educated dogs" from throughout the country.
Teachers claimed a number of incredible findings. Perhaps most outlandish is the claim by his German masters that he asked to serve in the German army because he disliked the French.
Another mutt barked "Mein Fuhrer" when asked to describe Hitler. And Don, a German pointer, is said to have imitated a human voice to bark, "Hungry! Give me cakes!" in German.
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