IGDF Statistics

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

IGDF currently represents:

  • 98 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