Currently, only 60% of the puppies bought by the assistance dog associations actually become assistance dogs. It goes without saying that these low success rates lead to substantial losses of both time and money. Unfortunately, the number of rejections have remained stable from generation to generation, even though the main reasons for rejection (orthopaedical disorders and behavioural issues) have a hereditary basis. The solution? A specialized breeding program specifically targeted at selecting and breeding the dogs most suitable for the job based on the demonstrated efficacy of similar programs worldwide (e.g. the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre, The Seeing Eye, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, CESECAH, …).