Puppies are bred using South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind ‘s (GDA) specially selected stock. We import semen from International Guide Dog Federation member organisations. This semen is from proven working dog lines.
Our breeding stock undergoes a comprehensive veterinary check. The breeding stock have blood tests, eye checks, x-rays and scans done to ensure that an informed decision is made. Certain lines have proven to be successful and GDA has continued with the breeding from these lines. Our breeding stock live with families in loving homes and are checked by GDA staff on a monthly basis. Females are brought into the Centre at the first sign of season for safe keeping. The artificial insemination is done at Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital.
GDA aims to breed dogs that have the ability to become good Guide, Service and Autism Support Dogs. Labrador Retrievers most consistently exhibit the desired characteristics of stability, initiative, docility, adaptability and a robustness that helps them to deal with the demands of working in a variety of environments. Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are valuable additions to the stock.