The New Zealand USAR Search Dog Association produces it’s own newsletter – PawPrint four time each year.

A special edition of PawPrint commemorating the ChCh Earthquake can be found here:

PawPrint Earthquake edition

Current and past edition of the newsletter can be found here:

PawPrint June 2014

PawPrint December 2013

PawPrint June 2013

PawPrint March 2013

PawPrint September 2012

PawPrint December 2011

PawPrint October 2011

PawPrint December 2010

PawPrint March 2010

PawPrint December 2009

PawPrint October 2009

PawPrint July 2009

PawPrint May 2008 (#19)

PawPrint May 2008 (#18)

PawPrint February 2008 (#17)


Other newsletters

Some other organisation and training groups also produce newsletters with interesting information.

DogTalk newsletter from the US can be found here: Dog Talk Sept 2011

USAR Dogs NZ History

The USAR Search Dog Association held it inaugural meeting on the 2nd August 2003 in Wellington. Before this time there were a limited number of individuals and groups training disaster search dogs around the country ...

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NZ USAR Search Dog Association


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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