Fallen Hero

Poor Sammy lost his long battle against cancer on Saturday 15th October. Sammy was a collapsed structure dog who had been assigned to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and had been involved in a number of searches. His last mission was in Lisburn a couple of years ago when he cleared a collapsed structure. Read More …

A sad passing

Tragically today, Monday 13 June, Tom Fearon’s wee Cocker Spaniel Minnie, a loving little soul and a very promising Trailing dog trainee, had to be put to sleep. Minnie had been suffering for a few weeks and had begun to deteriorate to the point of complete kidney failure. She had stopped eating and had become Read More …

DVSD training weekend

SARDA IN is again hosting an introductory DVSD training weekend for new hopefuls in this demanding specialisation. It will take place on May 13,14,15 and will be based at Tollymore OC, who always provide first class service as well as a safe environment for our search dogs.

Two Pups in a Punt

Yesterday at Castlewellan Lake was the start of the formal DVSD training of Becky Carlile and Nelly Powell, our two little English Springer pups bred by Marty the Man from Bright in Co Down. The day began with some simple shore-side familiarisation work, with the pups searching for their target odour hidden earlier. Then they Read More …

Callout Guildford

Sarda Ireland North Drowned Victim Search Dogs Sasha and Quincy were tasked along with their handlers Dave and Mike to search for a missing person in Guildford. Both dogs indicated in an area which later proved to be the place of the missing kayaker. This is the first confirmed find of Water Search Dogs in Read More …