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Help from New York to Train Guiding Dogs in Hungary


Baráthegyi School of Guide Dogs has received an unexpected surprise from one of the most well-known schools of guide dogs, Guiding Eyes in New York. They offered a female Labrador with the best genetic background from their excellent pool of guide dogs. To improve the effect of the surprise, the intended mother of our future puppies set out for the distant Hungary with little ones in its womb. Piroska Komondi, the professional leader of our foundation was waiting for Fiera (this is the name of our new pride) at the airport in Budapest. After the flight of more than 10 hours the pregnant animal was taken for a long trip by car, but she arrived in Miskolc safe and sound.

Of course, we wanted to know how the famous American school has learnt about our work. The answer was flattering. They have come across our special method of training through the news of International Guide Dog Federation, and they liked it to such an extent that they decided to support it.

Fiera arrived at Baráthegyi School of Guide Dogs from the U.S.A at 2017 Christmas

Fiera arrived at Baráthegyi School of Guide Dogs from the U.S.A at 2017 Christmas

We are optimistic that Fiera, this friendly, yellow, female Labrador will provide a solid basis for us to use her offspring, as a result of which we may train excellent guide dogs in the future.

The ancestors and relatives of Fiera are all guide dogs, or participants of the breeding programme. As a result of the purposeful breeding Fiera is in an excellent state of health, so she is perfectly fit for the work of guiding, both physically and mentally. The future father of the intended puppies is an American Labrador which we bred ourselves, and he also has the best ancestors serving as guide dogs.

We have high expectations in connection with this litter, and can hardly wait to hold the puppies in our hands. In the spirit of co-operation a school of guide dogs in Croatia will also get some of Fiera’s puppies.

We are optimistic that this friendly, yellow, female Labrador will provide a solid basis for us to use her offspring, as a result of which we may train excellent guide dogs in the future

We are optimistic that this friendly, yellow, female Labrador will provide a solid basis for us to use her offspring, as a result of which we may train excellent guide dogs in the future

Those who would like to take part in this wonderful programme, and have first-hand experiences with Fiera’s puppies, may come to us and offer to be volunteers to train puppies. They should contact us at the address: piros@barathegyi.org

Presently Fiera is in the home of one of our trainer colleagues, in a true family atmosphere. Like any expectant mother, she takes a rest often, and as every Labrador, cannot forget about her stomach for a minute, and is willing to do almost anything for a tasty bit. She is a very friendly and well-balanced dog, always pushing her big, bushy head to almost everybody to be patted. She has accepted the company of other dogs quickly, and got adjusted to her new family easily.

Soon we shall announce when the puppies are expected to be born.

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