Only a select group of dogs have what it takes to become a guide dog.

Here are the 10 breeds of adorable pup that make the best guide dogs - including the loving Labrador

It takes a special combination of canine attributes to make the perfect guide dog – and these are the breeds that have the right stuff.

Friday, 21st January 2022, 3:17 pm

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes in the last couple of years – Kennel Club figures show dog ownership soared by nearly 8 percent when the pandemic hit and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

Of course, for those who are blind or partially sighted a dog isn’t just a pet - it can provide a level of independence and mobility that would otherwise be impossible.

As well as helping their owner get around, guide dogs offer postitive psychological, social and physiological effects, giving a blind or partially sighted person confidence, friendship and security.

Of course only a select few breeds have the intelligence, patience and good nature required to carry out the complex job.

So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that make the best guide dogs.

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