Our Dogs

The dogs are the real superstars of the team. To them this search and rescue business is just a big game. Willing to expend endless energy searching for someone who might not be even there. Willing to work for hours for a reward of playing with their favourite toy or getting a bit of their much valued treat.

All of our dogs are currently air scenting dogs, meaning that they will find any human in a search area. The dogs do not need a ‘scent article’ like you typically see in the movies.

There are 3 levels of qualification for the dog and handler:

Level 1 - Training Dog; training to assessment level to become operational.

Level 2 - Hasty Dog; the first operational level where a dog and handler will search a 2km path, and up to 25m either side of it, within 60 minutes.

Level 3 - Area Dog; the dog and handler will search an area of 50 acres within 90 minutes.

Take a look at our dogs below. Some of them even have their own Facebook and Twitter pages! Don’t forget to click through to find out some interesting facts about each one of our superstars!

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Operational Level 3 Area Dogs

Lilly

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Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Handler: Paul Green

Operational Level 2 Hasty Dogs

Cain

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Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Steve Ball

Molly

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Breed: Blue Merle Collie
Handler: June Felstead

Lexi

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Breed: Collie Cross
Handler: Alan Pryke

Ace

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Breed: Pointer/Spaniel Cross
Handler: Steve Woods

Millie

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Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Handler: Darren Yeates

Non-operational Level 1 Dogs - In Training

Harley

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Breed: ESS
Handler: Sally Bourn

Merlin

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Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Steve Temple

Izzy

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Breed: Farm Collie
Handler: Sharon Plowright

Mannu

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Breed: German Shepherd
Handler: Cathy Neylan

Spice

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Breed: Vizsla
Handler: Vicky Grylls

Bracken

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Breed: Border Collie
Handler: Jo Hopkins

Rowan

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Breed: Flat Coated Retriever
Handler: Justine Miller
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