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Adorable litter of guide dog pups first of new year

Sarah Mason 2nd Feb, 2019

THESE cute guide dog puppies were the first litter born in 2019 – and they were born in Solihull borough.

Guide Dog mum Rosie, who is a Labrador, gave birth to a litter of nine pups on January 6.

The pups, who were born at volunteer Layla Champion’s home, will qualify as working guide dogs after around 20 months of specialised training.

The litter, made up of five boys and four girls, are all yellow and will receive their names in a few weeks’ time.

Layla said: “It’s really lovely that Rosie has had the first Guide Dogs’ litter of 2019.

“My family and I find it so rewarding looking after guide dog pups until they are six weeks old and you know from an early age that the pups are destined to do amazing things.”

Most pups are born in volunteers’ homes and pass through the charity’s state-of-the-art breeding centre, near Leamington Spa, at around six weeks old for health and temperament checks.

For more on becoming a volunteer visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/volunteering or call 0345 143 0216.

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