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Certified Cadaver Dog Taza vom Banach

Taza vom Banach earns cadaver certification

As part of our continued training I was recently one of 20 dog teams from across the country invited to attend the first K-9 seminar held at Texas State University’s body farm.

I was more than flattered to be in the first group handpicked and invited there and it was a unique opportunity to attend and wonderful exposure for the dogs in attendance. A bit overwhelming for all the dogs and handlers with over 20 bodies buried and above ground with most of them above ground in different stages of decomp. I took my younger cadaver dog Taza with me since we were only allowed one certified dog each. Taza holds current cadaver certification and has two body recoveries thus far in her career.

In at least one of the photos Taza is alerting next to one of the bodies which they keep in steel cages to prevent animal scavenging and a second photo she is alerting but you the body is not in the photo. All the other photos she is getting her reward after alerting. They do place bodies out in the open to study natural animal scavenging, but they had recently removed those after it was scavenged and scattered.

We spent three days training there, something I don’t think either one of us will ever forget. They will be holding a fall K-9 seminar and I hope to attend again if we can raise funding with a dog I have in training as they will allow non operational dogs in the future as long as the handler is credentialed. Anyway, wanted to share this as part of our continued commitment to assisting law enforcement and emergency agencies.

Dogs South K-9 Search & Rescue

    • SCHH3 KKL1 ZW71

      V (LGZS) Aron vom Poppitz

      HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

      • SCHH3 IPO3 FH2

        V Don vom Clausberg


        • SCHH3

          SG Brando von der Buttstädter Flur

          HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

        • IPO3 SCHH3 FH1

          G Bonie vom Clausberg

          HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

      • SCHH3

        SG Lizzy vom Poppitz

        HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

        • SCHH3 (LGA) FH2 IPO3

          V Tino vom Felsenschloß


        • SCHH3

          G Sina vom Poppitz

          Hip: Noch zugelassen – Elbows: Not known

    • SVV1

      CS SVV1 Jezinka Anrebri

      ZVV1, H/D 0/0

      • SCH3 IPO1 ZVV1

        Warkos Anrebri

        HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

        • ZM ZVV1 IPO1 OP1

          VYBORNY Ex Hronovsky pramen

          Hip: FCI: A 1/2 – Elbows: Not known

        • IPO3 SCHH3 ZVV1 OP1

          SG Chasanta Anrebri

          HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

      • ZVV2 BH ZM

        SG Allegra Egerstau

        Hip: SV: HD a-normal (a1) – Elbows: Not known

        • ZVV1

          SG Ingo z Milberku

          Hip: SV: HD a-normal (a1) – Elbows: Not known

        • ZV1 OP1

          G Anja Lotrounsko CS

          HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

Link to Texas State University’s Forensic Anthropology Research Facility

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