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!

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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Desilu

Desilu is a female yellow labrador who is currently a working guide.

She was born on February 13, 2009 to dog mom Lilo and dog dad Bosworth. She was raised co-raised by Kirsten, Jill, Leah, and their families.

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Bailey

Bailey is a female yellow labrador born to dog mom Sunrise and dog dad Jenkins on July 26, 2009.

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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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Clyde

Clyde was transferred into our group.

He is a male, black labrador born on May 23, 2010 to Jay and Noleta. He was raised by Claire. Clyde graduated on November 5, 2011 in Oregon.

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Samba

Samba was born on August 27, 2008 to dog mom Trina and dog dad Levitt. This female lab was raised by Richard, Bonnie, and Families.

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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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Louanne

LouAnne is a female, yellow labrador who graduated as a working guide in 2009.

She was born on February 9, 2008 to dog mom Lilo and dog dad Tiburon. She was co-raised by Jill, Angela, Carol, and families.

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Logan

Logan is a labrador/golden retriever second generation cross. He was born to dog mom Cheyenne and dog dad Alijah (from Canine Companions Inc.) on October 24, 2008. Logan was raised by Cathy and Carolanne.

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Douglas

Douglas is a male, black labrador who graduated as a working guide in 2009.

Douglas' dog mom is Debra and his dog dad is Eric. Douglas was born on May 9, 2008. He was co-raised by Emily, Pat, and Ed.

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Dallas

Dallas is a female, yellow labrador. She was born on May 9, 2008 to dog mom Debra and dog dad Eric.

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Anka

Anka is a female, black labrador who graduated as a working guide in 2009.

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Adeline

Adeline is a female, black labrador who graduated in 2009 as a working guide.

She was born to dog mom Joyann and dog dad Dylan. She was born on August 28, 2007 and was co-raised by Bonnie, Richard, Kyra, and families.

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Conrad

Conrad is a male black labrador. He was born on August 28, 2009 to dog mom Beverly and dog dad Kentucky.

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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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Brenna

Brenna was born on November 24, 2006 to dog mom Audrey and dog dad Neo.

She is a female black labrador and is a working guide. She was raised by Gene and Jane.

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Ellis

Ellis was born on June 20, 2006 to dog mom Bayla and dog dad Kinsey. He was raised by Emily.

Ellis graduated as a working guide in March 2008, but he has since retired and moved back in with Emily. Ellis enjoys being a pet now, and loves his "sister" Angel (now called Gelly).

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Dori

Dori graduated as a working guide in May 2008. She was born on July 3, 2006 to dog mom Doralee and dog dad Baker.

She was raised by Tara and family.

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Sawyer

Sawyer was a male, yellow labrador born on December 15, 1996. He was raised by Lauren.

Conchita

Conchita graduated as a working guide in October 2007. She was born on February 5, 2006 to dog mom Clove and dog dad Wellington.

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Bryant

Bryant graduated as a working guide in October 2007.

Bryant was raised by Frances, Lucia, and family.

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Aloha

Aloha graduated as a guide in 2007. Aloha was raised by Dave and Sara.

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Narnia

Narnia graduated as a guide in 2007. Narnia was raised by Heidi and her family.  Narnia's mom is Audrey, who was also raised by Heidi!  Narnia is now retired as an active guide, but is still working as an ambassador dog.

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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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Skip

Skip graduated as a working guide in September 2007. Skip was born on February 15, 2006 to dog mom Christine and dog dad Astro. 

Skip was raised by Kelly, Erin, and family.

Skip has since retired.

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Noelani

Noelani graduated as a guide in 2007. Noelani was co-raised by Kirsten, Jill, and their families.  Noelani's mom is Lilo, who was also raised by Jill and Kirsten!

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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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Alexia

Alexia graduated as a working guide in December 2006. She was raised by Cathy and Carolanne.

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Leanne

Leanne graduated as a working guide in 2006. She was raised by Christina and Judy.

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Prada

Prada graduated as a working guide in May 2006. She was raised by Jill, Kirsten, and their families.

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