Meet the Teams

Northern Training Group

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Jet
Donna and Jet

USAR Dogs
Karl and Blue

Usar Dogs
Alex and Bryn
     


Central Training Group

Hurley
Lois and Hurley

Usar Dogs
Lois and Bo

USAR Dogs
John and Monty

 



 

Southern Training Group

Usar Dogs
Brenda and Luna

USAR Dogs
Carol and Billy

Keepa
Brenda and Keepa

Boo!
Tim and Boo!

Buk
Linda and Buk

 

 

 



Operational Teams

Handler

Canine

City

Operational Level

Donna Thomas

Jet

Auckland

Advanced Operational

Lois Blackmore

Hurley

Central

Advanced Operational

Lois Blackmore

Bo

Central

Advanced Operational

John Appleby

Monty

Central

Operational

Linda Pike

Buk

Christchurch

Advanced Operational

Carol Ewington

Billy

Christchurch

Operational

Brenda Woolley

Keepa

Christchurch

Advanced

Brenda Woolley

Luna

Christchurch

VRD certification

Tim Drennan

Boo!

Christchurch

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 


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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…

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Tala
Graham and Tala

Mocha
Tania and Mocha

Sasha
Sara and Sasha

Tom
Kirsti and Tom

Que
Linda and Que

Joe
Bendon and Joe

Sarge
Malcolm and Sarge

Lewis
Craig and Lewis

Cairo
Janelle and Cairo

 

   

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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

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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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