Ben Bedding & Sprocket (Springer / Cocker X) Qualify to NSARDA Air Scent Standard

We are extremely pleased to congratulate and introduce dog team Ben Bedding & Sprocket as a new Air Scent Search Dog team in Kent.

They undertook a gruelling assessment process involving 5 searches over 3 days and had to find lots of missing persons (volunteer people hiding out in all sorts of places for us – we lovingly call them ‘Bodies‘ who act as our missing persons).

During this process Mike Blundred was Dog Team Support keeping them on track but most importantly calming the nerves and keeping him from falling to bits!

After joining the team only a few years ago Ben and Sprocket have worked incredibly hard for this and very much deserve their badges and certificates. Kent is all the better for having another search dog team deploying through Kent Search And Rescue

We thank NSARDA External Assessors including Harold Burrows (North Wales), Gerry Tobin (SARDA Ireland) Mick Grant (SARDA Ireland), who arrived on Thursday and worked through to the weekend.

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Our Internal Assessors included Jo Kenny, Stewart Baird, Neil Day and Stuart Kenny.


Well done on passing your assessment Mick & Cara

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