German man charged with teaching dog Hitler salute A German man is to appear in court charged with teaching his dog to give the Hitler salute. The black sheepdog-mix, named Adolf, has been taught to lift his right front paw up straight in the salute on command. Police were called to the scene in Berlin when Roland T, 54, shouted at passers-by last year. When a patrol arrived, he allegedly showed them the trick he had taught his dog, gave the salute along with Adolf, and shouted: "Sieg Heil." Now he has been charged with using symbols of unconstitutional organisations. If found guilty, he faces up to three years in prison. Adolf will probably be brought to a pet shelter, the Berliner Kurier reports. Carola Ruff, of the local animal protection organisation, says the dog shouldn't be judged for what its owner taught it. "It makes me sick to think someone's using his dog as an instrument of his deranged brain," she told the paper.