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IGDF Standards

The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) is the industry-elected body responsible for the development, monitoring and evaluation of the standards applied within all IGDF-member organisations, and to which all Enquiring and Applicant organisations aspire, in order to ensure equity of high-quality service to guide dog users and Handlers around the world.

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International Guide Dog Day - Wednesday 28th April 2021

IGDF marks International Guide Dog Day 2021 with the launch of a new strategy "Strengthening Connections". This strategy is designed to realise the IGDF vision of a world where people who are blind or have low vision can access quality guide dog and associated services so that they can live life on their terms.  

Find out more about IGDF's new strategy and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by reading our press release.



COVID -19 and animals - Latest advice from the WSAVA

The latest scientific information about COVID-19 and animals can be found at the following link:


Last updated: 16 October 2020


Would a Guide Dog Help Me?

There are approximately 90 IGDF member organisations around the world. Contact a Guide Dog organisation that services your area by following the links on this website and speak to them about how a Guide Dog can help you. You do not have to be totally blind to benefit from  a Guide Dog.

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