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guide dog

n.
A dog that has been specially trained to guide a blind or visually impaired person.

guide dog

Etymology: ME, guiden, to guard; OE, docga
a dog trained to aid in the mobility of a blind or partially blind person. Guide dogs are usually recruited from certain compatible breeds and tested at 13 weeks of age. If qualified, the dog is then specially trained in private hands for 1 year and retested. Most dogs selected for training pass the final test. Guide dogs also may be trained to serve as "ears" for deaf persons. Also called companion animal, Seeing Eye dog.

guide dog

A dog specifically trained to assist blind or partially sighted persons with mobility.

dog

1. a member of the family Canidae of the order Carnivora. Includes the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, many wild dogs, foxes, fennecs, jackals and wolves.
2. the term is also used by dog people to mean the entire male dog. There is no other name for him as there is in the other species. See also canine.

assistance dog
those trained to be of assistance to handicapped or disabled people. The most familiar ones are guide dogs and hearing dogs, but others may be trained to assist people confined to wheelchairs or with other types of limited mobility.
dog-catcher
a loop of rope at the end of a pole, with the end of the rope at the holding end of the pole. The loop goes over the dog's head and is pulled tight.
domestic dog
classified as hound, gun dogs, terriers, nonsporting dog, working dogs, draft animals, toy breeds.
Breeds of dogs are listed below:
affenpinscher, afghan hound, airedale terrier, akita inu, alaskan malamute, american cocker spaniel, american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american water spaniel, anatolian shepherd dog, appenzeller, australian cattle dog, australian kelpie, australian silky terrier, australian terrier.
dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA)
see blood group antigen.
dog flea
guide dog
one trained as an aid to the mobility of a visually impaired person. Guide dogs do not 'take' their owners to specific destinations, but respond to commands given for directions. They are of particular value in avoidance of obstacles, both on the ground and overhead. Many breeds have been used for this purpose, but German shepherd dogs and Labrador retrievers are the most common. Called also seeing-eye dogs.
hearing dog
one trained to respond to certain sounds such as a telephone bell or door knocker and to alert a person with impaired hearing.
dog kennel
a small box-like unit for housing a single dog, or an establishment that boards dogs, or breeds them or maintains a colony, e.g. a pack of hounds, or a stable of Greyhounds.
dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) complex
the major histocompatibility complex in dogs.
dog murrain
chronic selenium poisoning in pastured ruminants. An Irish expression.
dog pox
a papular balanoposthitis and vaginitis described in young dogs; a viral etiology is suspected, but has never been confirmed.
seeing-eye dog
see guide dog (above).
dog tick
varies with the country: American d. tick, see dermacentorvariabilis; Australian d. tick, see ixodesholocyclus; British d. tick, see ixodescanisuga; brown d. tick, see rhipicephalussanguineus; yellow d. tick, see haemaphysalis leachi leachi.
wild dog
includes dingo, Siberian wild dog, the South American bush dog, the maned wolf, Cordillera fox, crab-eating fox, Azara's fox. See also fox, jackal, wolf.
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When a guide dog is attacked, someone with sight loss can completely lose their means of getting out and about independently.
The Liver Building and St George's Hall each had the charity's logo projected onto their facades to mark Guide Dogs Week, which runs from October 3-11.
We also found that members of the public often talk to the guide dog rather than the owner.
Pictured with guide dogs Landy and Jag are Felicity Stratton and Laura Antcliffe from the Guide Dogs charity |
I'll be getting noticed in neon this Guide Dog Week so that more people can benefit from the independence a guide dog can bring.
In a survey of over 4,500 UK adults, charity Guide Dogs found that 31 per cent of adults think these specially trained dogs can be relied upon to empty the washing machine and 47 per cent believe they can pick up a ringing phone for their owner.
A HUSBAND and wife team from Guide Dogs Cymru have launched a toy appeal to help dogs rescued from meat crates in Thailand.
Liz Gilbert, from Guide Dogs, said: "Naming a puppy is a really special thing to do and we are absolutely delighted that Modus has chosen to fundraise for us.
I would like to hope that the generous person who made the donation to the Guide Dogs for the Blind gets ALL the credit she deserves.
Mary Rasmussen, local Guide Dog owner, spoke eloquently and passionately about how her life had been transformed when she started working with her first guide dog, Campbell.
HONLEY Ladies' Choir will be carol singing in aid of Guide Dogs in Huddersfield town centre on the afternoon this Saturday.