They call it puppy love

This is the first intake of 2009 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's training programme - a litter of puppies named Morna, Quella, Quaver, Quasia, Quest and Quin.

It's a bit of a yawn...
It's a bit of a yawn...

The charity will soon be sending each pup to live with a volunteer puppy walker, who will spend a year introducing it to the sights, sounds and smells it will encounter as a guide dog. After that the young dogs will get more specialised training before eventually gaining their full qualification.

About 1,000 potential guide dogs go into training each year. Each has a working life of about six years, helping the charity's visually impaired clients to live as normal a life as possible.

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