guide dog


Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead the blind

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Among those taking precautions in case of an abrupt and messy break between the U.K. and the European Union are David Adams and his guide dog, Jimbo, a 19-month-old Labrador retriever. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "For Many British Pets After a No-Deal Brexit: Staycations," 1 Feb. 2019 After her graceful foxtrot ended, Umstead's husband Rob and her guide dog, Aziza, gave her their love on the ballroom floor. Carole Glines, Fox News, "'DWTS' recap: first blind competitor wows crowd as a live TV blunder hurts an Instagram star," 25 Sep. 2018 Karen Petrou and her guide dog, Zuni, commute to work in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16. Christina Rexrode, WSJ, "The Woman Who Wants Wall Street to Fund a Cure for Blindness," 18 Aug. 2018 With six to nine more months of training left, the Pluto-loving pup has plenty of time to learn the ropes of becoming an official guide dog. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Guide Dog In Training Loses His Cool When He Meets Pluto at Disneyland," 11 Feb. 2016 Their canes were propped in the corner, their guide dogs asleep under a table. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters," 3 June 2018 The group places service and guide dogs with people with physical injuries, PTSD, hearing and vision loss, and seizures. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "George H.W. Bush gets a new service dog named Sully," 25 June 2018 However, there’s a catch: not all of the puppies may make it to the esteemed title of guide dog. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Documentary "Pick of the Litter" Releases New Trailer," 16 June 2018 In a story Saturday, The Tribune incorrectly reported that a guide dog owned by a blind 7-year-old boy was missing. Merrie Monteagudo,, "History in headlines," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of guide dog

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guide dog was in 1932

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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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