The UK’s The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (aka Guide Dogs) had taught an incredible 33,910 graduates by 31 December 2016, earning them a title for the Most guide dogs trained by an organisation and a place in the new Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals book.
The Guide Dogs was created by Brits Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond back in 1931, who trained the organisation's very first canine employees.
86 years on, Guide Dogs has helped improve the lives of over 29,000 blind and partially sighted people, and this number continues to grow each year.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday recently visited their headquarters in Hillfields, Berkshire, UK to find out more about the amazing charity and how an animal qualifies to become a guide dog.
When we arrived we met Georgina Butcher, who has been a dedicated guide-dog trainer for seven years.
As a veteran, she was the perfect person to show us around Guide Dogs’ Redbridge school in Berkshire, UK.
Watch the video below to learn about the techniques Guide Dogs uses to train their puppies – the majority of which are golden retriever cross – before sending them off to provide essential assistance to blind people.
To find out more about The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association or to donate money, please visit their website.