Frank and Buddy, Seeing-Eye Dog.

Frank and Buddy, Seeing Eye Dog

Field review by the editors.

Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Frank was from Nashville, Tennessee, but he traveled to Switzerland in 1927 and was the first blind American to receive training with a guide dog. When he returned to America with a female German shepherd named Buddy, she amazed New York City onlookers with her ability to safely navigate Frank along and across its busy streets, and to intelligently disobey his commands when they might accidentally cause him harm.

Frank co-founded The Seeing Eye dog-training institute in Nashville, but quickly found that Nashville was too hot to train German shepherds. So he and Buddy moved to Morristown, where the organization is still headquartered.

The life-size and lifelike bronze statue of Frank and Buddy, with Frank motioning Buddy "forward," was sculpted by Seward Johnson in 2005.

Frank and Buddy, Seeing Eye Dog

Address:
66 E. Park Place, Morristown, NJ
Directions:
In the traffic triangle just beyond the northwest corner of the Morristown Green, at the intersection N. Park Place, E. Park Place, and US-202/Speedwell Ave.
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