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!

Trace

Trace is a male, yellow labrador who transferred into our club. He is being raised by Heather and Levin. He was born on April 21, 2014 to dog dad Solo and dog mom Carlita. Trace graduated as a working guide.

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Regan

Regan is a female, black labrador born on April 9, 2014 to dog mom Ultra and dog dad Andreas. She is being raised by Cece. Regan graduated in December 2015.

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Marble

Marble is a female black labrador. She is a sister of Megan and Molokai. Marble was born on January 30, 2014 to dog mom Flicker and dog dad Toby. Megan is being raised by Vic and Sandy.

Marble graduated as a guide in October 2015.

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Valiant

Valiant is the son of Athena and Partner. Athena was raised in our Boulder club. Valiant is the brother of Versailles, also being raised in the Boulder club. Valiant was born on December 11, 2013 and is being raised by Cathy and Carolanne, who raised Athena.

Valiant graduated as a guide in July 2015.

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Odin

Odin came on the April 11, 2014 puppy truck. He is a male, golden retriever being raised by Claudia. Odin is Olema's littermate and is also half-sibling to Valiant and Versailles. Odin's dog dad is Partner and his dog mom is Tarragon. Odin was born on February 6, 2014.

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Tandem

Tandem is a male, yellow labrador born on July 27, 2013 to dog mom Ultra and dog dad Phoenix. Tandem is being raised by Lauren. Tandem was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Delsey, the golden

Delsey is a female golden retriever. She was born on 8/5/2013 to dog mom Fresca and dog dad Magellan. Delsey is being raised by JulieMarie. Delsey's littermate, Delight, is also in the Boulder club.

Delsey is the second puppy to our club with the name Delsey, and the second puppy named Delsey named by JulieMarie.

Delsey was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Kenner

Kenner is a male yellow labrador born on July 9, 2013 to dog dad Vernon and dog mom Alma. Kenner is being raised by Janet. Kenner was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Tanalei

Tanalei (pronounced Tuh nawl ee) is a female yellow labrador. She was born on April 8, 2014 to dog dad McKinley and dog mom Pia. Tanalei is being raised by Susan and Grace. Tanalei graduated as a working guide on December 13, 2014.

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Magnolia

Magnolia is a female yellow labrador born on July 17, 2014 to dog mom Mona and dog dad William. Magnolia is being raised by Megan and Terry. Magnolia is littermates with Moose. Mona, their mom, was raised by Anna P. in the Boulder club. Magnolia was recalled on October 18, 2104.

Magnolia graduated as a guide on 2/14/2015

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Kimba

Kimba is a female golden retriever/labrador cross. She was born on March 28, 2013 to dog mom Matisse and dog dad Amici. Kimba is being raised by Vic and Sandy. Kimba graduated as a working guide in November 2014.

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Volt

Volt transferred into the club on April 11, 2014. He is being raised by Kirsten. He is a male, black labrador. Volt is a littermate of Vickram, also being raised in the club. Volt was born on March 5, 2013 to dog dad Jolt and dog mom Hestia. 

Volt graduated as a guide in October 2014.

Vaquero

Vaquero, a male, black labrador, was transferred into the club in late April, 2014 and is being raised by Anne.  Vaquero was born on April 9, 2013 to dog dad Calgary and dog mom Neva.

Vaquero graduated as a guide in November 2014.

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Marsh

Marsh is a male, yellow labrador who graduated as a working guide in 2009. He was born on May 2, 2007 to dog mom Dominique and dog dad Tiburon. He was raised by Alex, Jen, Susan, and family.

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Jarvis

Jarvis graduated was graduated as a working guide. Jarvis was raised by Susan and her family.

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Harmony

Harmony graduated as a working guide. She is retired now and living with her partner's family. She was raised by Susan and Family.

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Evelyn

Evelyn was raised by Susan and her family in 1998. Evelyn graduated as a working guide.

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Delsey

Delsey is a female, labrador & (3/4) golden retriver cross (2nd generation). Delsey graduated as a working guide but died at a young age.

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Keena

Keena is being raised by Heidi. Her parents are Blossom (who was raised by Heidi) and David. Keena was born on June 3, 2011. 

Keena joined the group in late July 2011.

Keena graduated in late 2012 as a working guide dog.

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Sergio

Sergio is a male golden retriever who joined our club on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Sergio was born on September 5, 2012 to dog dad Amador and dog mom Pebbles. Sergio was raised by JulieMarie, Michael, and Lucky. He graduated as a working guide.

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Huck

Huck is a labrador golden cross. He was born on March 21, 2012 to dog dad David and dog mon Nigella. He is being co-raised by Barbara and Harlan and family.

Huck was trained in-home and graduated in October 2013.

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Hugo

Margaret picked up her new puppy, Hugo, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. He flew in from California. Hugo is a male, black labrador born to dog mom Marcie and dog dad Simon on December 5, 2011

Hugo graduated on August 17, 2013. Hugo was raised by Margaret and Joel.

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Bianca

Bianca was born on April 28, 2009 to dog mom CUesta and dog dad Baker. She was raised by Gene & Jane and graduated around August 2010.

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Promise

Promise graduated on December 2006 as a working guide. She was co-raised by Bonnie and Emily.

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Viking

Viking graduated as a working guide in October 2008. He was born on January 22, 2007 to dog mom Dijon and dog dad Norbert. He was co-raised by Emma and family and Margaret. Viking is a male, black labrador.

Viking was a working guide for 15 months in British Columbia, Canada. His blind partner returned him to GDB when she was hospitalized with a severe illness. After re-evaluating him, GDB career-changed Viking in February 2010. He was adopted by close family friends. Viking lives with his new family and "sister" Kona in Aurora, Colorado. 

Viking plays a lot with Kona, goes on lots of hikes, eats grass and sticks, and swims like a madman anytime he's near water. Every time he jumps in he looks so clumsy and then he starts pumping those legs and flipper paws and he can swim laps around all the other dogs. Viking has also mastered rafting with Kona.

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Swanson

Swanson graduated as a working guide on October 2007. He was born on February 15, 2006 to dog mom Christine and dog dad Astro.

Swanson was raised by Sheila, Eric, and family. Swanson was littermates with Skip.

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Nexus

Nexus graduated on 11-3-2012.

Nexus just joined the group on Friday, May 13, 2011. His dog dad is Jenkins and his dog mom is Dia. He was born on February 24, 2011. He is a male, yellow lab raised by Susan.

Nexus' partner sent Susan a letter.

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Matthew

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

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Jenson

Jenson was born on February 20, 2010. He was raised in Utah for a while, but due to circumstances out of their control, his first puppy raisers had to stop raising

Jenson is a male, black labrador whose dog mom is Elsa and his dog father is Simon.

Jenson has been matched with a partner and the two of them are now in class set to graduate on August 13, 2011. Emily, Jenson's puppy raiser, is proud of him and is looking forward to squishing his face at graduation. "I have no doubt he will excel as a guide and bring many years of joy and safe travel to his new partner!" Emily wrote.

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Jodianne

Jodianne is a female, yellow labrador born on April 27, 2010 to dog mom Dorinda and dog dad Jay. Jodianne graduated on December 3, 2011. She was raised by Sarina and Craig.

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