A special thanks to all the Search Dogs and their handlers for all the great work they do. Not just in the mountains and wild places but on rural and Urban searches for vulnerable people. I have admired you all over the years and have great memories of all you have done for others. Stay safe!
🐾International Dog Day🐾
Today is International Dog Day and to honour our amazing search and rescue dogs, Scottish Mountain Rescue have prepared two videos to celebrate our two search dog teams.
We would like to thank our dogs and their handlers for all the work that they do. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a search dog and the handlers have to be trained too!
First up… Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) 🐶
SARDA Scotlands dogs and handlers support Mountain Rescue Teams and the police across Scotland in their search for missing people.
The use of dogs for search purposes goes back many years. In the 17th century dogs were used to break trails in deep snow in Switzerland. The Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) in Scotland was conceived in 1965 by Hamish MacInnes, legendary Scottish mountaineer and mountain rescue expert. He had paid a visit to an avalanche dog training course in the Alps and immediately recognised the possibilities in Scotland.