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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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Experienced dog demonstrator Andy Gueil and Aberconwy AM Janet Finch-Saunders will be among those walking from the paddling pool to the pier to raise funds for Guide Dogs Cymru.
One guide dog owner had a pharmacist ask if the dog should be given his prescription to take away instead of the owner himself.
Charity Guide Dogs is asking people to wear their brightest clothing to raise much-need funds.
One person believed guide dogs can "diagnose some illnesses".
To support Guide Dogs, email Frank Lynn at contact@coventryguidedogs.
The group's chairwoman, Anne Wood, said: "Guests generously bid for the lots and helped raise funds for Guide Dogs Scotland.
Nearly 4 percent, or five of the guide dogs who had been attacked had to retire from working as a result.
The Guide Dog Association is calling on the Government to give blind or partially sighted people more protection, as figures show 240 seeing-eye dogs have been attacked over the past two years - a record-high average of 10 a month and up from three a month five years ago.
They made their way to the bronze guide dog statue - known as Sid after the dog it was modelled on - which stands outside the Floral Pavilion Theatre, in New Brighton.
So far, my family has raised eleven guide dog puppies.
Antelope Valley resident Shavonn Springfield contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and was proud to see the dog graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the Guide Dog campus in San Rafael.