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A dog that has been specially trained to guide a blind or visually impaired person.
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.
A dog specifically trained to assist blind or partially sighted persons with mobility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
basenji, basset fauve de bretagne, basset hound, beagle, bearded collie, bedlington terrier, belgian shepherd dog (sheepdog) (Groenendael, Malinois and Tervueren), bergamasco, berger de beauce, bernese mountain dog, bichon frise, black and tan coonhound, bloodhound, bluetick coonhound, bolognese, border collie, border terrier, borzoi, boston terrier, bouvier des flandres, boxer, boykin spaniel, braco italiano, briard, brittany spaniel, brussells griffon, bull mastiff, bull terrier, bulldog, bullmastiff.
cairn terrier, canaan dog, carelian bear dog, catahoula, cavalier king charles spaniel, chesapeake bay retriever, chihuahua, chinese crested, chow chow, clumber spaniel, cocker spaniel, collie, coonhound, coton de tulear, curly coated retriever, czesky terrier.
dachshund, dalmatian, dandie dinmont terrier, deerhound, dobermann pinscher, dogue de bordeaux, dunker.
elkhound, english setter, english springer spaniel, english toy terrier, eskimo dog, estrela mountain dog.
field spaniel, finnish lapphund, finnish spitz, flat coated retriever, fox terrier, foxhound, french bulldog.
german pinscher, german shepherd dog, german shorthaired pointer, german spitz, german wirehaired pointer, glen of imaal terrier, golden retriever, gordon setter, grand basset griffon bendeen, grand bleu de gascoigne, great dane, great pyrenees, greater swiss mountain dog, greyhound, griffon bruxellois.
hamiltonstovare, harrier, hovawart, ibizan hound, irish setter, irish terrier, irish water spaniel, irish wolfhound, italian greyhound, jack russell terrier, japanese chin, japanese spitz.
keeshond, kerry blue terrier, king charles spaniel, komondor, kooikerhondje, kuvasz, labrador retriever, lakeland terrier, lancashire heeler, large munsterlander, leonberger, lhasa apso, lowchen, lundehund, maltese, manchester terrier, maremma sheepdog, mastiff, mexican hairless, miniature pinscher.
neopolitan mastiff, newfoundland, nippon inu, norfolk terrier, norwegian buhund, norwegian elkhound, norwich terrier, nova scotia duck tolling retriever, old english sheepdog, otter hound, papillon, parson jack russell terrier, pekingese, petit basset griffon veneen, pharaoh hound, plott hound, pointer, polish lowland sheepdog, pomeranian, poodle, portugese water dog, pug, puli.
redbone coonhound, rhodesian ridgeback, rottweiler, st. bernard, saluki, samoyed, schipperke, schnauzer, scottish deerhound, scottish terrier, sealyham terrier, segugio italiano, shar pei, shetland sheepdog, shiba inu, shih tzu, siberian husky, skye terrier, sloughi, soft coated wheaten terrier, spinoni italiani, staffordshire bull terrier, stumpy-tail cattle dog, sussex spaniel, swedish lapland dog, swedish vallhund.
dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA)
see blood group antigen.
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.
one trained to respond to certain sounds such as a telephone bell or door knocker and to alert a person with impaired hearing.
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.
chronic selenium poisoning in pastured ruminants. An Irish expression.
a papular balanoposthitis and vaginitis described in young dogs; a viral etiology is suspected, but has never been confirmed.
see guide dog (above).