Mountain dogs to the rescue

A small streak of black and white is zigzagging ahead of me up a steep-sided gully. The sleet has stopped momentarily, and the sky clears above Grindsbrook Clough, near Kinder Scout in the Peak District. “Go on, get up!” John Coombs calls out. The streak turns in our direction, then surges forward. I am watching […] Read More

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SARDA E "Novice Award"

The SARDA E “Novice Shield” is seldom awarded. Only given to a well above average dog team. Search Dog Olly performed consistently above the required standard and so was awarded the shield Read More

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Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Night Search

Last night as wind speeds in Capel Curig were recorded at 83mph the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team were traversing Crib Y Ddysgyl (the continuation of Crib Goch) searching for a missing 19 year old walker who had called for help, lost, very very cold and beginning to slur his words due to hypothermia. The team […] Read More

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SARDA Wales Assessment Weekend

Had a great weekend in Snowdonia doing Assessment Training with SARDA Wales, weather was a bit Stormy but that didn’t stop us. After a long two years, we are pleased to announce that we now have three more qualified Search and Rescue Dogs and dog handlers. Every three years our full graded dogs have to […] Read More

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Press Release

‘Well’ said Neil, ‘Where is it?’ The reply would be the culmination of two long years of search dog training plus eighteen months of time spent with a puppy to a fully grown mature dog. It started way back in Jan 2012. Neil phoned me asking if I would like to take on a lovely […] Read More

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Missing Llanelli pensioner Ken Evans was found by rescue dog in ten-foot ditch

A RESCUE dog called Merlin saved the life of a Llanelli pensioner who had fallen down a 10 foot ditch after he disappeared from hospital 24 hours earlier — sparking a massive manhunt. Ivor ‘Ken’ Evans went missing from Carmarthen’s Glangwili Hospital last week, where he was receiving emergency treatment for a head injury. The […] Read More

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Quincy's Assessment Story

Quincy is a 21 month old Malinois, one of the four types of Belgium Shepherd dog. From the age of 12 weeks he had been introduced to the smell he would eventually have to find for his role as a Drowned Victim Search Dog. After six months of fun and an obsession with a tennis […] Read More

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