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effective member of this organization. Support members are as valuable as dog team
We are not a dog training club.
What kind of dog can I train for SAR work?
Many breeds are capable of doing SAR work. There are a lot Labs,
German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Border Collies in SAR, but
numerous other breeds (and mixed breeds) are represented also. Dogs
suited for this type of work must have excellent temperament, not be dog
aggressive, have physical stamina, and most importantly, be easy to
motivate (usually with a toy, such as a ball.) This “play drive” is what
makes it possible to train these dogs to happily work under difficult
What is the difference between SAR dogs and police dogs?
SAR dogs are trained to locate lost or missing persons and police dogs
are trained to apprehend persons that are escaped or fleeing