Search and Rescue Dogs For Sale
Search and rescue is one of the many jobs that German Shepherds excel in performing. They learn quickly to ignore distractions and get right down to business. German Shepherds can be trained for several different tasks common to successful search and rescue.
A German Shepherd which is trained to trail can discern the difference between different scents. Once the scent is given from a piece of clothing, the dog will follow it and no other. When the German Shepherd is trained to airscent, it can be used to find missing persons without a personal belonging. A tracking dog learns to follow the freshest scent.
In many search and rescue situations, a dog that can maneuver in the unstable conditions left by a natural disaster is extremely valuable for discerning the presence of people in the rubble. These dogs save many lives each year.
German Shepherds have such a keen sense of smell that they can detect human scents even in water. This can narrow the search area when trying to find a person who has drowned.
Vom Banach K9 German Shepherds are bred from titled tracking Schutzhund sires and are known for their acute tracking abilities and focus. Vom Banach dogs are currently at work in all phases of search and rescue.
SAR dog Jada Vom Banach at work with her handler Jo Fraser. Sire: Aron vom Poppitz, Dam; Exa vom Banach.
Known for the deep noses and intense focus, Vom Banach K9 German Shepherds distinguish themselves daily in search and rescue missions across the country.
Read an actual account of a Vom Banach K9 search and rescue dog’s successful search here. Vom Banach K9 search and rescue dogs are featured on the American Kennel Club website.
Below is a gallery of Vom Banach dogs active in search and rescue. Click on any image to enlarge it. Click the play button in the bottom left hand corner to view them all as a slideshow.