Handlers & Dogs on the Call Out List      
  It takes many hours of committment to train a search dog (read more here) and its a continual process throughout the dogs working career with the dogs and handlers regularly being assessed to ensure the high standards we have come to be famous for. Here are our handlers, past and present.  
     
  Mountain Dogs
Every mountain dog handler is an accomplished climber and mountaineer in their own right in summer and winter conditions, as well as being a member of a Mountain Rescue Team. Mountain dog teams are assessed at lowland standard first and then go on to be assessed at mountain level. Skills include avalanche searches and every handler is equipped to be self sufficient in all weathers and conditions. Handlers play key roles in their own rescue teams as well as being available as a dog team to every other rescue team in North Wales. If you like the sound of being a mountain dog handler click here.
 
     
 
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Antony & Moss
Member of Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team
Helen & Cluanie
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Sally & Spin
Member of Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rich & Scout
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Rob & Skye
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Kev & Nop
Member of RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team
 
 
 
           
 
Gareth & Indy
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
         
             
Lowland Dogs
All of our air scenting dog teams train as lowland search teams. They are trained and assessed to cover open areas, buildings, woodland, sand dunes and caravan parks and this type of work forms the majority of our call outs. Lowland areas can be extremely complex to search and require a great deal of skill from both dog and handler. There are often many distractions and the dog will often be working out of sight in complex ground. Lowland dog handlers don't necessarily have to be a member of a mountain rescue team (although they will need to undertake additional training). If this sounds like something you would like to do click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Cazz & Tess
Biffa & Foxey
 
 
 
Trailing Dogs
The trailing dogs can follow a scent of a specific person from the point that they were last seen. They can work in almost any area from urban to mountain and are trained to ignore other scents to find only the person they are looking for. Trailing dog handlers don't necessarily have to be a member of a mountain rescue team (although they will need to undertake additional training). If this sounds like something you would like to do click here.
 
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Sue & Nellie
Steve & Boris
Member of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team
 
 
 
 
Trainee Handlers and their dogs
 
         
 
Roly & Shadow
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Esther and Izzy
Member of Cheshire Search & Rescue
 
 
 
 
 
 

Geraint & Will
Member of HM Coastgaurd

Paul & Mist
Member of NEWSAR
Bob &Freddie
Member of Aberdyfi SRT
 
             
           
 
Geoff & Bonny
         
             
SARDA Wales Bodies
       
Barry
Spence & Di
Kes & Emmer
             
           
 
Ray
         
Previous Legends
Gwen & Rolf - Trailing
Iain & Midge - Trailing
Phil & Flash - Air Scenting
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Mark & Monty - Air Scenting
Andy & Buster - Air Scenting
Gaynor & Pero - Air Scenting
Rob & Teal - Air Scenting
Marcus & Meg - Air Scenting
Helen & Linnhe - Air Scenting
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Harold & Sam - Air Scenting
Roly & Willow - his 6th SARDA dog
Geraint & Fly
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kev & Roly
Steve & Tilly
Nettie & Fen
 
 
 
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Rich & Celyn
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
 
Gareth & Max (Previously a mountain team)
Member of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
     
 
     
   
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