SARDA Ireland Training Weekend

  SARDA’s training weekend was held on the hills near Oughterard , Co. Galway. The weekend went well with many dogs progressing noticeably since the previous weekend; it is obvious that handlers are working hard between national training weekends. On Saturday, two search areas were set up and each dog team covered both at least […] Read More

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Goodbye Biscuit

Sadly this weekend we had to say goodbye to the teams oldest search dog Biscuit. She was 14, started her career as a search dog aged 2, had 9 finds on people and 2 on lost dogs. She was particularly good at finding lost property which gained her many friends. In latter years she was […] Read More

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NSARDA Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) weekend training

NSARDA Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) handlers Dave Marsh and Sasha (Bolton MRT) and Mike Dermody and Quincy, from SARDA Ireland North spent this weekend training and participating in a multi agency exercise in Berkshire. Dave has given a quick update on the weekend as below Early Friday afternoon, Mike and I, along with Sasha […] Read More

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OSCAR & SARDA Spotlight: Alex Lyons & Max

  OSCAR are proud to sponsor National Search and Rescue Dogs (NSARDA). The work that these lifesaving volunteers and dogs carry out is truly inspiring. By feeding all the graded (qualified) dogs for free, we aim to ensure that every SARDA dog is fully up to the gruelling challenge of searching hill, dale and urban […] Read More

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OSCAR & SARDA Spotlight: Alison Nicholson & Floss

OSCAR are proud to sponsor National Search and Rescue Dogs (NSARDA). The work that these lifesaving volunteers and dogs carry out is truly inspiring. By feeding all the graded (qualified) dogs for free, we aim to ensure that every SARDA dog is fully up to the gruelling challenge of searching hill, dale and urban spaces […] Read More

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Specialised Avalanche Search Dog Training

NSARDA Search Dog handler Andy Colau, from Ingleton area, North Yorkshire, has been invited across to Switzerland, to take part in some specialised avalanche search dog training.  NSARDA are pleased to be able to support Andy on this trip, which will provide a good insight into working with search dogs in the Schilthorn, Berner Oberland […] Read More

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Rescue last night on Snowdon

A member of the search party who was one of the first to reach the casualty commented:
“I’m certain that if we hadn’t found him when we did we would have been recovering his body the next morning. Those of us at the front of the group had passed within 100 metres of him and were on our way to search further up the mountain. It was pure fluke that the wind subsided when it did. He was in a difficult to reach location and with conditions due to get worse a detailed search of that area would have been impossible. He is very lucky to be alive.” Read More

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