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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Name Ideas

Hi, this is Brax. My trainer is going to do another Guide dog after I go back. She had to raise $2,500 to name the pup. She did not name me, but she is naming the next one. It's going to be a Goldadore girl. If you have any name ideas and a story of why you chose that name (if you like) send them to ncguidedogs@hotmail.com. My trainer will narrow down the choices and publish some of the ideas. (You may be lucky! So come up with some good ones.)


P.S. - for your name ideas put "pup names" in the subject of your email

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Me & Socks

Hi, my name is Brax. I am a guide dog in training. I am 10 months old. I will go back to the guide dog school in October for my Professional training. My breed is a Goldadore (lab x golden), and I'm a male.

Souteastern Guide Dogs in FL breeds and trains Labs, Golden Retrievers, Smooth Coat Collies, Hungarian Vizslas, Austrailian Shepherds, and Goldadores. All Goldadores, male and female, will be spayed or neutered. They only do a one-generation cross, and this is to try and preserve the good temperment and trainability of both breeds while lessening the likelyhood of hip problems and other medical issues.

My trainer is a 12 year old girl; I go everywhere with her. I've been all around town this past winter. I have been to the Library, the Nursing home , Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, many other stores. I even got a tour of Ford dealer's service department. I get to go on lots of field trips. I must be exposed to all environments and situations so that when I am a working guide dog I will not shy away or react poorly.

My buddy is a black and white cat named Socks. I hear at the school I will have cats as buddies also.


P.S. - The school needs more puppy raisers. To find out more go to http://www.guidedogs.org/