On 27 April, the International Guide Dog Day, we visited the little patients of the Children’s Hospital in Miskolc. We were talking a lot with the children about guide dogs and everyone had the opportunity to try out what it is like to walk blindfolded with a guide dog.

We celebrate International Guide Dog Day on the 27th of April and on that occasion Baráthegyi Guide Dog School organized events on the 25th of April in almost 20 cities of the country.

In Hungary there are some eighty-thousand visually impaired people but only 123 of them have a qualified guide dog.

Travelling with a guide dog, playing table tennis and tic-tac-toe blindfolded… – visitors are welcomed in nearly 20 cities all over the country on the occasion of the International Guide Dog Day on Saturday, April 25.

and other specialties are among the different programs which can be of interest to sighted people – everything they do not encounter in their daily lives but can be familiarized with in an exciting way at the various locations where a number of devices and games can be tried out.

Many thousands of people can celebrate a success in our country rooted in Miskolc: the 50th Baráthegyi guide dog has passed the traffic safety exam on April 15, in Bács-Kiskun County.

A Labrador called Maximus is the 50th guide dog since the regulatory requirements were introduced in 2009 who demonstrated before the Examining Board of the Hungarian Therapy and Assistance Dogs Association (MATESZE as abbreviated in Hungarian) as a Baráthegyi guide dog that he had acquired the necessary skills.