Guide Dogs are specially bred from a lineage of guide dogs to retain the right working temperament and health.
In Guide Dogs Singapore, our dogs are a mix between Labrador and Golden Retriever. At this moment, we do not breed our own dogs. We bring in young dogs around 12 to 14 months old from our overseas breeders. These dogs have completed the puppy raising stage, and assessed to be suitable to proceed to the next stage of training.
The next stage is a six-month training conducted in Singapore by our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. When the dog is ready to be matched with its handler, the pair will undergo three to four weeks of training together to bond and work as a Guide Dog team.
Guide Dogs Singapore has been responsible for successfully training and pairing 10 guide dog teams in our history, of which 5 are currently active. A steadily increasing number of potential clients have also joined our waiting list.
Click here for more information on GDS Guide Dog Programme.