Wilderness Dogs

Wilderness Air Scent or Area Search Dogs are trained to find live human scent in a wilderness or forest environment.  Wilderness Air Scent dogs are trained to search large areas to locate any human scent within the area.  Once Wilderness Air Scent dogs locate human scent in an wilderness environment they are trained to locate the precise location of the subject and notify their handler of the location.  Wilderness Air Scent dogs are trained to search up to 120 acres each to find a missing subject.

 

CERTIFIED WILDERNESS AIRSCENT DOGS

Hope

Breed:
German Shepherd
Born:
01-05-2011
Handler:
Chris Holmberg
Certification:
Wilderness, Urban, Disaster, Scent Discrimination, Canine CGC, Water HRD, NOCSAR HRD, AWDA Human Remains Detection Type III and IV, AMPWDA Level 1 Mantrailing, AWDA Level 3 Trailing, Urban Trailing Level 1 Global Safety K9 Ops

Description:
Hope is a sable German Shepherd from West Germany and Czech parents. She started her SAR training at twelve weeks of age and loves to work! When she is not working, she enjoys playing tug, chasing balls, eating ice cream and toasted marshmallows, camping hiking and rough housing with her half-sister Faith, another member of our team.

 

Faith

Breed:
German Shepherd
Born:
March 8, 2011
Handler:
Mike Holmberg
Certification:
Wilderness, Urban, Disaster, Scent Discrimination, Water HRD,Canine CGC, NOCSAR HRD, AWDA Human Remains Detection Type III and IV

Description:
Courageous Faith loves to give kisses and get her belly rubbed. When Faith isn't working, she enjoys playing with her sister, Hope, who is also a search dog. Faith loves to play Frisbee or fetch balls. Next to working for Mark9, Faith's favorite thing to do is go hiking in the mountains with her handler. After a nice long hike, Faith enjoys an ice cream cone or roasted marshmallows by the campfire.

 

Gypsy

Breed:
Australian Shepherd
Born:
April 26, 2007
Handler:
Jerry Seevers
Certification:
Wilderness, Urban, Disaster, Cadaver Recovery, Water HRD

Description:
Gypsy is an Austrialian Shepherd born to parents on a working ranch in Texas. Her unusual coloring is called Blue Merle, and although it is not a dominant color, it is not uncommon among Aussies. She could have been named Calamity Jane or Belle Starr because her personality is reminiscent of the women of the Old West. Gypsy possesses all the drive and personality that makes these rough and tumble dogs famous as great herding dogs, but she is as sweet as honey. Rather than herding farm animals, Gypsy focuses her energy on rounding up missing persons. On the other end of the leash is Gypsy's partner, Jerry Seevers. Gypsy is Jerry's second search dog with Mark9. Remember, says Team Gypsy, real dogs don't have tails.

 

 

Stella

   
Breed:
Border Collie
Born:
2012
Handler:
Chris Drury
Certification:
Canine CGC, AWDA Wilderness Area Search Type II, NASAR Canine SAR Tech 2 - Area

Description:
Stella is a black and white Border Collie found along side of the road at 5 months old with her sisters, all who eventually finding jobs in Search and Rescue. Stella started her training at 8 months old. She works fast and loves her job. When not working or training she LOVES to ride the jet ski and have her ears blow in the wind. She is hard working, loyal and never gives up.  

 

Kao

Breed:
German Shepherd
Born:
3-5-2016
Handler:
Zephrin Allen
Certification:
Wilderness, Urban, Canine CGC, AWDA Wilderness Area Search Type III and IV, AWDA Human Remains Detection Type IV

Description:
Kao comes from Slovakian lineage from a long line of working dogs. Kao's sire is currently a working police K9 in Slovakia and was bred out of the Slovakian national kennel. While working Kao displays extreme drive and focus, and is totally dedicated to finding missing people. When not working he loves to play tug, chase tennis balls, and find new ways to have his tummy rubbed.