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National Breeding Centre

National Breeding Centre front of building

National Breeding Centre front of building

Our new National Breeding Centre (NBC) will allow us to increase our capacity to breed puppies from 1,100 to 1,500 a year. In addition it provides modern facilities that will enhance dog and staff welfare and provide much better facilities for our volunteers. The new centre also allows us to cater for large groups of visitors and show them where life begins for a guide dog and how these life changing animals are bred.

You can find out how the centre was built by clicking through the links to the left of this page on factsphotos of build diary, history and information for visitors.


6,136 puppies have been born so far!

A puppy sleeping at the NBC

Book a tour

To book a tour please email us or phone 0845 3727 432.

Biddle and Webb Auctioneers

Guide Dogs, in association with Biddle and Webb auctioneers, are holding a valuation event at the NBC on Sunday 13th September 2015 to raise money for Guide Dogs. Items can also be valued at any time via the Biddle and Webb website.

 Biddle And Webb

Become a Patron

If you would like to make a life changing gift and become a National Breeding Centre Patron with an annual gift of £1000 or more please contact Aletta Welensky or call 01189 838 124. For more information about becoming a patron please click here.