Meet the Teams

Northern Training Group

Click the pictures to read their stories.

Jet
Fraser and Bandit

 

 
     

 

Central Training Group

Usar Dogs
Rob and Bree

Usar Dogs
Lois and Bo

Usar Dogs
Lois and Jax

Usar Dogs
Lois and Arlo

Usar Dogs
Sophie and Badger

 

Southern Training Group


USAR Dogs
Carol and Billy

USAR Dogs
Jenny and Poppy

USAR Dogs
Liz and Duke



USAR Dogs

Mark and Odin



   

 

 

 



Operational Teams

Handler

Canine

Team

Operational Level

Fraser Wilson

Bandit

Northern

Advanced Operational

Lois Blackmore

Bo

Central

Advanced Operational

Lois Blackmore

Jax

Central

Advanced Operational

Rob Dykes

Bree

Central

Advanced Operational

Carol Ewington

Billy

Southern

Advanced Operational

Carol Ewington

Skye

Southern

Operational

Jenny Gardner

Poppy

Southern

Operational

 


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Retired Teams

The following dogs have been NZ Operational USAR Dogs and are now enjoying their retirement.  We acknowledge their contribution and say a HUGE thanks….take a load off your paws and enjoy your retirement – you really deserve it…



Sarge
Malcolm and Sarge

Mocha
Tania and Mocha

Usar Dogs
Alex and Bryn

Hurley
Lois and Hurley

Usar Dogs
Brenda and Bandit

Usar Dogs
Brenda and Skye

 

Sarge
Brenda and Luna

Joe
Bendon and Joe

Jet
Donna and Jet


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Memorials

They are gone from your sight–but never from our memory gone from our hearing but never from our hearts gone from our touch but their presence is felt, – and the love they gave us never departs.

Sara
Sara

Nix
Nix

Jesse
Jesse

Kahlie
Kahlie

Milo
Milo

Easy
Easy

Usar Dogs
Mij

Boss
Boss

Keepa
Keepa

Boo!
Boo!

Cairo
Cairo

Tom
Tom

Sasha
Sasha

Tala
Tala

Que
Que

Lewis
Lewis

Buk
Buk
USAR Dogs
Monty

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NZ USAR Search Dog Association

TRAINING A USAR SEARCH DOG

USAR Search Dog handlers in New Zealand are all volunteers. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, from firefighters to computer programmers. What they share is basic fitness, the ability to work in a team, the desire to serve the wider community and a dedication to the development of USAR Search Dogs.

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NZ USAR Search Dog Association

ABOUT USAR SEARCH DOGS

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Search Dogs are unique and incredibly valuable as a resource in the location of people trapped following the collapse of structures. The fast and effective location of trapped victims increases their chances of rescue and recovery. 

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USAR SEARCH DOG DEPLOYMENTS

On Feburary 22 at 12:51pm a large earthquake struck close to Christchurch. The faultline that caused this quake was previously unknown and located under the picturesque Port Hills which overlook Christchurch. The two sides of the fault moved past each other about 1.5M and have caused approx 40cm height increase in the hills.

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