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Watch: Ant and Dec meeting adorable namesake guide dog pups

Ant and Dec cuddle guide dog puppies © antanddec - Instagram

Popular TV presenters Ant and Dec have shown their support for a new guide dog campaign as they meet two loveable trainee guide dogs called…Ant and Dec.

By Zoe Monk, 20 Oct 2019

It won’t be long before they jet off to the Australian jungle to be surrounded by snakes and creepy crawlies. But before then, ‘I’m A Celeb’ presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were given the chance to cuddle up with some much nicer and very adorable animals. All for a very good cause.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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To mark the latest Guide Dogs Appeal, Pups to Partnership, the Geordie presenters have had two guide dog pups named after them.

Ant and Dec pups

A very cute yellow Labrador puppy has been named Ant, while Dec has had a sweet and playful Golden Retriever named after him.

This year’s Guide Dogs Appeal follows the progress of a group of seven pups. Throughout the month of October, the charity will share the journey of the puppies as they progress to eventually become fully trained guide dogs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Proud to support the campaign

Ant told the Evening Standard“We’re so proud to be part of the Pups to Partnerships campaign. Not only do we get to meet these adorable puppies but we also get to hear about the great work that Guide Dogs does.”

Dec added: “These puppies will go on to change lives and give two people living with sight loss the independence and freedom we take for granted; we can’t wait to see how these puppies progress.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Guide Dogs Pups to Partnerships Appeal takes place throughout the month of October and hopes to raise £420,000 to train puppies to become life-changing guide dogs.

Must-watch video

In a video posted by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, you can see the heartwarming moment when the duo meets their namesake pups for the first time.

 
Guide Dogs Appeal: Ant and Dec

After hours of brainstorms and workshops, we identified the perfect duo to come and meet our Guide Dogs Appeal pups, Ant and Dec. Thanks for dropping by… Ant and Dec 🙌 Join them in supporting our life-changing appeal here: http://bit.ly/2MYHYNl . [Visual description: https://youtu.be/Mxii1jdJsLo]

Posted by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) on Wednesday, October 16, 2019


The dogs rush over to the presenters, with one immediately planting licks all over Ant’s face as Dec laughs alongside. Dec then cheekily tells Ant, “Do you know one big difference between them? It’s the stock they are from. Declan is from breeding stock. So he is a bit of a stud!”