guide dog


Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead the blind

Examples of guide dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Radar, a guide dog trained by the Guide Dog Foundation, was raised by the New York Islanders hockey team. Kelli Bender,, "Guide Dog Raised by NHL Team Is Ready to Head to the Paralympics with His New Swimmer Owner," 2 Sep. 2020 Think someone who donates $40,000 to train a guide dog for a blind person is generous? Zachary Pincus-roth, Washington Post, "They want to upend the way we think about charity — and their message is winning both converts and critics.," 23 Sep. 2020 The Labrador retriever guide dog was recently matched with his owner Anastasia Pagonis, a blind 16-year-old who quickly succeeded at competitive swimming after losing her eyesight two years ago. Kelli Bender,, "Guide Dog Raised by NHL Team Is Ready to Head to the Paralympics with His New Swimmer Owner," 2 Sep. 2020 Kerith was bred to be a guide dog for the blind in San Rafael, California. David Blank, CNN, "Meet Kerith, the 2-year-old golden retriever who comforts firefighters in California," 25 Aug. 2020 Vietnam veteran Joe Tasby was admitted to a Nevada hospital in March with his guide dog, Cupid, by his side. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "This veteran was admitted to the hospital with his guide dog. A nurse took care of them both for weeks.," 12 May 2020 Barbara Borbeck, a nurse who cared for a blind veteran and his guide dog while they were locked down in a Las Vegas hospital. Aj Willingham, CNN, "All The Good Stuff that happened this week," 16 May 2020 Service dogs, like guide dogs for the blind, help people with disabilities live more independently. Julie Rovner,, "Sit, heal: Dog teaches military medical students the merits of service animals," 26 Nov. 2019 The technology is meant to be a complement to the cane or guide dog that many with visual impairment use to negotiate their daily lives. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of guide dog

1932, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Guide dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of guide dog

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

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Kids Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead a person who is blind

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