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STAR­RING: Five po­ten­tial guide dogs

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It takes a cer­tain type of dog to lead the blind. Not only are very spe­cific breeds cho­sen, but prospec­tive guide dogs go through a rig­or­ous process that weeds out those an­i­mals not suited for the job. This doc­u­men­tary fol­lows a lit­ter of pups from birth as they are trained – which of Pa­triot, Po­tomac, Prim­rose, Pop­pet and Phil will make it as a ca­reer guide dog? More emo­tional than you might ex­pect as it tracks the jour­neys of not only the dogs but all the train­ers as well. (Out now)

At Guide Dogs for the Blind, only 300 out of 800 pup­pies born each year make the grade.

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