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The Seeing Eye Dog is officially the state dog of New Jersey. As of Tuesday, January 21, Governor Murphy signed legislation to designate the Seeing Eye Dog with this title.

Governor Murphy shared the public statement below via Twitter confirming the news. The Seeing Eye guide dog school is located in Morristown, New Jersey and to date has paired more than 17,000 people with guide dogs.

The non-profit, Seeing Eye, was established in 1929, which has since become a pioneer of the guide dog industry. They provide trained and specially bred dogs to guide those who are blind.

“The Seeing Eye is a pioneer of the guide dog industry, paving the way for acceptance of assistance animals in society and around the globe,” The Seeing Eye website states.

The philanthropic organization, Seeing Eye, breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, instructs blind people in the proper use, among other things.

There are four primary canine breeds including German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador / Golden Crosses that are trained to become Seeing Eye dogs.

Visit www.SeingEye.org to learn more about The Seeing Eye.