Guide Dog pups named
after Royal Family
FIVE golden Labrador retriever puppies owned by Guide Dogs for the Blind were named at the end of May after the Royal Family, to celebrate the Queen's 50 years on the throne.
Elizabeth, Charles, Andrew, Edward and Anne, all six-weeks-old at that time, made the most of their first public appearance at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's breeding centre in Tollgate, Warwickshire.
Once the Jubilee celebrations were over, the five yellow Labrador retriever cross-breed puppies were assigned to spend the next year with puppy walkers - volunteers who will teach them basic obedience skills and get them relaxed in a home environment, in areas with loud noise and in the bustle of towns, to prepare them for the day when they will become working Guide Dogs.
Geraldine Peacock, chief executive of Guide Dogs for the Blind, said: "The development of Guide Dogs into a leading charity for blind and partially sighted people has coincided with the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
"We therefore feel it appropriate to celebrate the Golden Jubilee by naming these pups after Her Royal Highness and family." - British Trade News