guide dog


: a dog trained to lead the blind

Examples of guide dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His name was Quebec, and since 2011 the yellow Labrador was the guide dog for Jake Olson, who became a national inspiration for his uplifting story of taking the field as the Trojans long snapper years after losing his sight. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2024 The three primary breeds for guide dogs are German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Jeffrey F. Bill, Baltimore Sun, 8 Mar. 2024 Their son blind Daniel (Milo Machado Graner) uses Snoop as his guide dog. Victoria Edel, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 At Guiding Eyes for the Blind, our guide dogs are offered at no charge to people who are blind or visually impaired. Rachel Chang and Thomas Panek, Travel + Leisure, 10 Mar. 2024 Sandra and Samuel are parents to a blind, 11-year-old son named Daniel (Milo Machado Graner), and Snoop serves as the boy's guide dog and closest companion. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 Those with visual impairments usually use either a cane or a guide dog. Rachel Chang and Thomas Panek, Travel + Leisure, 10 Mar. 2024 Serious ones, such as guide dogs for the visually impaired or as therapy pets to help people reduce their anxieties. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2024 Daniel and his guide dog have a strong bond and stand as the only two witnesses during Samuel's death. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guide dog was in 1932

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“Guide dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

guide dog

: a dog trained to lead the blind

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