Labrador Retrievers are the world's most popular dog and they have all the attributes required to also make the best guide dogs on the planet. There are several thousand working in the UK alone.

Top Guide Dogs 2022: Here are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that make great 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 are best at the job.

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 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.

For those who are blind or partially sighted, a dog isn’t just a pet – they can provide a level of independence and mobility that would otherwise be impossible.

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As well as helping their owner get around, guide dogs offer positive psychological, social and physiological effects, giving a blind or partially sighted person confidence, friendship and security. It can truly be life-changing.

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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