guide dog


guide dog

noun

: a dog that is specially trained to lead and help blind people

Full Definition of GUIDE DOG

:  a dog trained to lead the blind

First Known Use of GUIDE DOG

1932

guide dog

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Dog professionally trained to guide and protect its blind master. They have also been used to assist persons with hearing impairments and restricted mobility. Systematic training of guide dogs originated in Germany during World War I to aid blinded veterans. At the age of approximately one year, the dog is trained for three or four months. Retrievers and German shepherds are the most widely used breeds.

Variants of GUIDE DOG

guide dog or Seeing Eye dog

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