Guide Dog shortage

The Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire is warning that they are running seriously low of dog handlers, who look after the female dogs and their puppies.

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Guide Dog National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire: facts and figures

A guide dog in action Credit: JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

1,300 puppies are born at the centre every year.

They currently have 272 breeders.

There are only eight breeders left on the waiting list.

On average six to eight breeding bitches are placed every month, but for the last three months of 2012 homes had to be found for around 15 dogs.

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