There are currently three ways a dog can "graduate" from guide dog school.

Working Guidess - After 6 months or more of formal training, the dog is matched with a visually impaired partner. Up to 4 more weeks of training is done together on campus before the new team is presented at a graduation ceremony. Often times the puppy raiser has the opportunity to attend graduation and meet the new partner.

Breeder Dogs - After returning for formal training, those dogs still under breeder consideration are carefully observed by the trainers and the breeding department. Only the most exceptional dogs are chosen to join the breeding colony. These dogs are also presented at a graduation ceremony and will live with a foster family in between litters of puppies.

K-9 Buddies - This is a new program that matches a suitable dog with a blind child to provide companionship, increased social opportunities, love, and experience caring for a dog. If the child later chooses to be matched with a guide dog, he or she will already have experience with dogs.

Dogs not selected for one of these three jobs are said to be career changed. Career changed dogs go on to work as therapy, search and rescue, diabetic detection, hearing, or of course they can be pet dogs! Check out Boulder's wonderful career change dogs!

Vasser

Vasser graduated as a working guide in 1998.

He was born on February 12, 1997 to dog mom Hazy and dog dad Signal. He died in 2008. He was brothers with Valor, also raised in the club. Vasser was raised by Karen.

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Keoki

Keoki graduated as a working guide in 1998. She was born in 1997. She was raised by Andrea.

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Nesbit

Nesbit was born in 1997 and graduated in 1998.

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Heloise

Heloise graduated as a working guide in 1998.

She was raised by Jill and Don.

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Rally

Rally graduated in 1997 as a working guide. He was raised by Debbie and her family.

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Matthew

Mathew graduated as a working guide in 1997. He was raised by Carol.

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Jonas

Jonas graduated as a working guide. He was raised by Cathy.

Kenneth

Kenneth graduated as a working guide. He was raised by Lauren.

Surfer

Surfer graduated as a guide dog in 1997. He was a big, yellow, male labrador. He was rasied by Lauren and is now retired.

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Pinky

Pinky was a sweet, female, black labrador.

She graduated as a working guide in 1997 and was raised by Heidi and Family. She is retired.

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Hany

Hany was raised by Andrea and graduated as a working guide.

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Intrigue

Intrigue graduated as a working guide dog in 1997. She was born in 1996 and was raised by Mark and Lindy.

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Rhythm

Rhythm is a female, yellow labrador born on February 10, 2015 to dog mom Cava and dog dad Keno. Rhythm transferred into the club and is being raised by Claire. Rhythm graduated as a breeder dog.

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Corine

Corine is a female, black labrador born on January 23, 2016 to dog mom Wanda and dog dad Jolt. Cordelia is being raised by Marni, Devon, and Carson.

Corine graduated as a breeder.

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Dart

Dart is a male, yellow labrador born on October 18, 2015 to dog dad Tiburon and dog mom Nilla. He is being raised by Cece, Sol, and Tom.

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Cherie

Cherie is a female, yellow labrador being raised by Tom and Sara. Cherie was born on August 16, 2015 to dog dad Gonzalo and dog mom Juniper.   

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Waikiki

Waikiki is being raised by Maddie. She is a female, black labrador that joined the club on 8/21/2015. Waikiki was born on June 16, 2015 to dog mom Irene and dog dad Nevin. Waikiki is littermates with Willoughby and Wilmette, also being raised in the club.

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Kristoff

Kristoff is a male, yellow labrador being raised by Tom&Sara and Matt&Sharyl. Krostoff's dog dad is Vikram, also raised by Matt and Sharyl. Kristoff was born on December 24, 2014 to dog mom Belize.

Kristoff was donated to the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind.  They gifted 2 females and 1 male out of his two test litters to other service organizations.

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Denmark

Denmark is a female golden retriever born on August 5, 2013 to dog dag Magellan and dog mom Fresca. She transferred into the club when she was about a year old. She was raised by Claire.

Denmark graduated as a breeder dog.

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Una

Una is a female yellow labrador born on August 15, 2014 to dog mom Jerianne and dog dad Keno. Una is  being raised by Terry and Megan. Una graduated as a breeder dog.

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Spring

Spring transferred into our club on October 18, 2014. She'll be in the club for a few months before she is recalled. Spring was born on July 30, 2013 to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Jolt.  She was raised by Anne.  Spring graduated as a breeder dog.

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Revlon

Revlon is a female yellow labrador. She was born on April 5, 2013 to dog mom Belize and dog dad Jolt. Revlon is being raised by James.

Revlon graduated as a breeder dog and is now retired.

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Magic

Magic is a male black labrador born to dog dad Jenkins and dog mom Paris on July 16, 2014. She is being raised by Susan S. Magic graduated as a breeder.

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Ocean

Ocean is a female yellow lab. She was born to dog mom Ojai and dog dad Anthem on May 29, 2014. She'll be raised by James & Cathy.

Ocean graduated as a breeder in October 2015.

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Vikram

Vikram is a male, black labrador. He was born on March 5, 2013 to dog dad Jolt and dog mom Hestia. Vikram will be group raised by Emily, Matt,and Sheryl. Vikram graduated as a breeder. Vikram's littermate, Volt, was also raised in the club.

Vikram is a sweet, mild-mannered fellow.

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Midge

Midge was born on September 2, 2012 to dog dad Franklin and dog mom Amaya. Midge is a female golden retriever.

Midge graduated to become a breeder.

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Athena

Athena is a female, mostly golden retriever being raised by CarolAnne and Cathy. Athena joined the group on January 13, 2012. Athena was born on 10-22-2011 to dog mom Pilar and dog dad Medford. Athena's brother, Andrew, has a blog complete with cute pictures.

Athena graduated and became a breeder. Her puppies Valiant and Versailles are being raised in the club too.

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Mona

Mona graduated as a breeder. Mona is a female, yellow labrador who came to the club on October 14, 2011. She is being raised by Anna and Levin. Her dog mom is Fiji and her dog dad is Nevin. Mona's birthdate is July 28, 2011.

Update from puppy raisers: Our sweet Mona did it! Delivered 10 little yellow puppies last week. Here is a link to some video footage of the little family in action: http://youtu.be/J3GONxZAJRE. The litter letter is M like their mommy Mona! There are 6 little guys and 4 little girls.

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Flicker

Flicker is a female, yellow labrador who graduated as a breeder.

She was born on July 21, 2009. Her dog mom is Audrey and her dog dad is Denzel. She was raised by Heidi and her family.

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Lapis

Lapis is a female, black labrador retriever. She graduated as a breeder in 2009 as a breeder. She was born on May 4, 2008 to dog mom Bettymae and dog dad Denzel. She was raised by Sharon.

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