What breed of dogs are guide dogs?

Asked By: Adah Marvin
Date created: Sat, Jan 2, 2021 10:52 AM
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Labradors, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds have been and remain our most common pure breeds on the programme. Historically the Golden Retriever crossed with the Labrador has produced the most successful guide dog of all, combining many of the great traits of both breeds.
Answered By: Corene Goldner
Date created: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 12:55 PM
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Labradors, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds have been and remain our most common pure breeds on the programme.

Historically the Golden Retriever crossed with the Labrador has produced the most successful guide dog of all, combining many of the great traits of both breeds.

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Labradors, golden retrievers and German shepherds have been and remain our most common pure breeds on the programme.

Historically the golden retriever crossed with the Labrador has produced the most successful guide dog of all, combining many of the great traits of both breeds.

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Labradors, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds have been and remain our most common pure breeds on the programme.

Historically the Golden Retriever crossed with the Labrador has produced the most successful guide dog of all, combining many of the great traits of both breeds.

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Guide dogs (also known as service animals, assistance animals, or colloquially as seeing eye dogs) are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles.

The human does the directing, based on skills acquired through previous mobility training.

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Guide dog breeds are chosen for temperament and trainability.

Today, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, and Golden Retriever/Labrador crosses are most likely to be chosen by service animal facilities.

Some schools, such as the Guide Dog Foundation, have added Standard Poodles to their breed registry.

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Guide Dogs assist blind and visually impaired people by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, and negotiating traffic.

The harness and U-shaped handle fosters communication between the dog and the blind partner.

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Guide Dogs assist blind and visually impaired people by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, and negotiating traffic.

The harness and U-shaped handle fosters communication between the dog and the blind partner.

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