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What is Guide Dog?

Guide dogs help people with visual impairment walk safely and can be good companion animals.

  • Samsung Guide Dog School
  • Guide Dog
  • History
  • Main Breeds
  • The Journey of Guide Dogs
  • Etiquettes for Guide Dogs
  • IGDF
  • Related organization in the World

Main Breeds

The beginning of main breed for guide dog was German Shepherd. However globally over 90% of today’s acting guide dog breed is “Retriever” which is sufficiently studied and qualified considering its innate disposition, character, affinity with people, physical conditions and learning ability

라브라도 리트리버(Labrador Retriever)

라브라도 리트리버 이미지
Origin: Canada
Height: 54~57cm
Weight: 25~34kg
Lifespan: 12~14yrs
Group : Gundog Group
The Labrador Retriever was the traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, long employed as a duck retriever and fisherman’s mate. It is one of the prime breeds selected as guide dog, detection dog and rescue dog due to its superior conditions. It is companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and socializes well with other dogs and humans alike.

골든 리트리버(Golden Retriever)

골든 리트리버 이미지
Origin: The UK
Height: 51~61cm
Weight: 27~36kg
Lifespan: 10~14yrs
Group : Gundog Group
Golden Retrievers were descended from Russian sheepdogs and the breed was developed in Scotland. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes it a fabulous family pet, and its intelligence makes it a highly capable working dog as a therapy and assistance dog