The gift of a guide dog 

MATT Bryant says he has received the best Christmas gift of all.

The young father, who lost his sight through a congenital eye condition, has been given a guide dog by Guide Dogs NSW.

Named after his favourite football team, Bronco the black labrador and Mr Bryant are now inseparable.

The community of Orange is being asked to get behind the pair to help them in their orientation around the streets of the city.

Busy roundabouts, people who pat Bronco while he is working and dogs off leashes are all potential challenges for the pair who are now building their new life together.

Afternoon update

Afternoon update