Guide Dogs, the UK charity established to support people with sight loss to live actively and independently, has joined the Bulldog Licensing portfolio as it looks to build a consumer products campaign around its well-respected name.
Building on the charity’s reputation for raising puppies to become life-changing partners, the licensing programme will target dog owners with high quality pet products, training aids, and pet travel accessories. Outside of this core area, the programme will also bring to market a range of items including collectable toys, apparel, and accessories.
The product range will be aimed at dog lovers across the nation to include gifting, collectables, and stationery, all of which will focus on the dogs, trained by the Guide Dogs team of experts, to make life-changing differences to visually impaired people throughout the UK.
Guide Dogs was recently named the sixth most popular UK charity in a YouGov poll and is the largest provider of services for children and young people with a vision impairment. Guide Dogs has an unparalleled reputation for canine care and expertise as the world’s largest breeder and trainer of dogs, making it the perfect brand for dog lovers nationwide.
Rob Corney, MD, Bulldog Licensing, said: “Guide Dogs does some incredible work helping people with visual impairment to lead happy, independent lives safely through their incredible dog partnerships, which gives them a special place in the heart of the UK population.
“We’re excited to start building a range of products for Guide Dog owners and trainers themselves, as well as our nation of dog lovers.”