SAR Dog Information

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Did You Know...

  • SARDAA is one of the only registered western Canadian dog team to have water search capabilities
  • SARDAA aided in the development of the first RCMP search dog standard
  • The training process to certifications takes about 2 years, and about 2,000 hours of training time
  • K9 Handlers may spend on average $30,000 on upkeep, care and training of their SAR dog
  • SAR dogs can work 6-8 hours a day with breaks
  • Ideally pups begin training at 8 weeks; 10 year working life
  • Dogs can easily locate bullet casings in short grass or blood splatter in a vehicle or a body in 30 feet of water
  • SAR dogs help bring closure to families of victims
  • SARDAA’s dog teams are on call for tasking agencies 24/7
  • SAR dogs love the game!