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UK Guide Dogs Organisation
"The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association began in a very small way. This quiz will concentrate on the history of the organisation within the UK and not on the training of the dogs."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The first guide dogs in the UK were trained thanks to the enthusiasm of two women and the support of a wealthy American. Where and when were these first dogs trained?
Which breed of dog was the first to be trained as a guide dog?
Swiss Mountain Dog
The first guide dog trainers in Britain had been loaned by a trainer in Switzerland for a few weeks at a time. As the scheme was becoming more established people realised that a permanent trainer was needed. What nationality was he?
The name 'Guide Dogs for the Blind Association' had been adopted from the very beginning.
In 1941, the 'Guide Dogs for the Blind Association' moved home for the first time. Where did they move to?
During the war years, special arrangements were made for guide dogs. Which of the following is the only arrangement listed that was sanctioned by the government?
Special gas masks
Entry to air raid shelters
Extra meat ration
In 1954, 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' received their first Royal President, someone who later went on to become 'Patron'. Which member of the Royal Family was it?
Duke of Kent
In 1956, 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' made a decision to do something that was to lay the foundations of their future success. What did they institute for the first time in this year?
Produced a magazine
A breeding programme
Changed to just labradors
In 1959, 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' obtained their first brood bitch. Her name was Reiner. This was a tremendous step forward. Which breed was she?
Some guide dogs do not pass the training. Some do not get past the puppy walking stage even now. What happens to these dogs?
Used for breeding
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