Guide dogs are dogs that are especially selected and trained to guide blind people. The first training schools were established in Germany in the years 1911-1918, the United States in 1929 (The Seeing Eye), and the British Guide Dog Association was founded in 1931. Guide dogs are a type of assistance dog.

Guide dogs are raised by families whose job is to socialize them properly, including obedience training. When they reach adulthood, they are given special training as guide dogs. The training course takes approximately four months.

Among the most-used breeds for this work are German Shepherd Dogs (Alsatians), Labradors, and Golden retrievers.

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