IGDF Statistics

The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) is a membership body and professional standard-setter for guide dog organisations. IGDF collects information guide dog organisations around the world in order to track and analyse trends within the guide dog sector.

IGDF currently represents:

  • 99 Member Organisations from 34 countries
  • 19 Applicant Organisations from a further 6 countries
  • 6 Enquiring Organisations from a further 2 countries
  • 6 Affiliate Organisations from 3 countries

As at 31st December 2020, IGDF Member Organisations had:

  • 21,866 guide dog teams currently working
  • 636 Guide Dog Mobility Instructors
  • 285 Guide Dog Trainers
  • 283 Trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructors
  • 27,192 Volunteers

During 2020, IGDF Member Organisations:

  • Graduated 2,058 new guide dog teams
  • Conducted 18,720 follow-up visits to support existing guide dog teams