Visual Assistance Dogs

VISUAL HEADERService Dog: Visual Assistance Dogs

Job: To guide their partially visually impaired or blind handler.

Handler: May or may not show signs of visible disability.

Gear: Visual Assistance Dogs will wear a guide dog harness, typically of which at least some part is white. White is the color protected for use by guide dogs and visually impaired individuals.


Notes: Visual Assistance Dogs are commonly called “Guide Dogs” or “Leader Dogs.” Most are Labs, Golden’s or German Shepherds, but they can be any sturdy, even-tempered, medium or large breed dog.



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