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Search dogs ready for international missions

24 teams from eight nations took on the demanding test.

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World Champions in Rubble Search

Search and rescue dog handler Jörg Klapper and Giant Schnauzer Cooper Con Todos Los Santos.

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With the right nose to World Cup gold

Search and rescue dog handler Eric Doneux and grey German Shepherd Q’Odja Van Gruut Roy.

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A world class duo

Search and rescue dog handler Kirsi Myöhänen and Labrador Retriever Noseworks Ukko “Jedi”.

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Facts about the search and rescue dog

You always wanted to know what it means to be a search and rescue dog? We can tell you.

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Successful search mission in Italy

The search for a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease ended successfully thanks to Labrador dog Bolina and dog handler Daniela.

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International Mission Test

It takes practice to save lives. During a several-day operational test, 33 search and rescue dog teams from nine nations demonstrated their skills.

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Shopping and doing good

With AmazonSmile, you can support us with every purchase you make, comfortably and at no extra cost.

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2nd IRO WCH in Avalanche Search

From 3 to 6 February 2022, canines from six nations took part in the international competition.

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One inseparable team

A story of mountain guide Gonzalo Fano and his furry companion India.

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Strength lies in calmness

Several times a week, the adorable Bloodhound girl trains to become a Mantrailer.

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From difficult dog to lifesaver

Draco was considered difficult in his early months of life. Today he writes heroic stories.

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The search and rescue dog competence

IRO Spokesperson for Training & Judges Jerneja Ternovec about the importance of uniform quality standards in the training of search and rescue dogs.

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Search for young missing boy

A four-year-old disappeared unnoticed. For five days there was no trace of him.

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Becoming a search and rescue dog

My life started out difficult and not the way I had imagined it.

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Mission test for super snoopers

Numerous search and rescue dog teams took part in the demanding IRO Mission Readiness Test in the discipline of Area Search.

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Mudslide after heavy rain

Search and rescue dog teams from our Japanese member organisation RDTA assisted in the search for missing persons.

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Search teams called in after tornado

A severe tornado left a trail of devastation in the Czech Republic.

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Woman missing after gas explosion

The IRO tested Brazilian search and rescue dog team Valdeley Marques with dog Marley was involved in the search.

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Building collapse caused by a fire

A dangerous mission for our national search and rescue dog teams in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Severe gas explosion

IRO Spokesperson for Deployment Markus Bock, who had been involved in the mission with dog Egmont, describes what happened.

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Strong earthquake in Croatia

Thanks to the search and rescue dogs, six people were located under the rubble and saved by the emergency forces.

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Dogs in the search for persons

Interview with IRO Classifier, Judge and Trainer Alois Russegger about Mantrailing.

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Delegates Meeting

Interesting reports, lively discussions and an exciting election of the Executive Board.

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Ray, the natural born search and rescue dog

Golden Retriever Ray of Light showed at an early age the disposition to be a search and rescue dog.

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The IRO Trainers' pool continues to grow

Exciting and informative training days guided by the IRO Lead Trainers Rolf Häusermann, Magdalena Koczera and Alois Balog.

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Our top 15 fundraising ideas

We have gathered a few ideas and suggestions on how you can use a personal occasion to support our super snoopers.

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IRO Water Course in Austria

From 4 to 6 September 2020, we organised a water course at Lake Traunsee.

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Our first international deployment

Interview with Denis Laus about the mission in Lebanon after the explosion in the port of Beirut.

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A day I will never forget

A report by Petr Svoboda on the international disaster mission in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Ares, the spirited rascal

Since the age of two, Ares has been a qualified search and rescue dog in the disciplines of Area, Avalanche and Rubble Search.

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