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Search Dog Troy

Introducing Troy and his handler Jenny

We are fortunate to have a newly qualified search and rescue dog in the team.  Troy, a German Shepherd, is owned and trained by his handler Jenny Smith, who has been a member of the team for many years.  They are members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and on call to attend mountain rescue incidents, not only in Galloway’s area of responsibility, but throughout Scotland SARDA (Southern Scotland). All SARDA Handlers and Dogs train at least once a month on a SARDA training weekend. These training sessions are held across the whole of Southern Scotland in a different location each month and generally mean staying in a hall or hostel for the weekend. This allows the handlers to become familiar with the different areas they may work in on a 'call-out'. The dogs train to find volunteers called 'Dogs bodies', who lie out on the hill to be found by the dogs. Without them the training of a Search and Rescue dog would not be possible.
Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
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Photo: Roger Lever Photography
previous years in operation  40 1975-2015
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Search Dog Troy

Introducing Troy and his handler Jenny

We are fortunate to have a newly qualified search and rescue dog in the team.  Troy, a German Shepherd, is owned and trained by his handler Jenny Smith, who has been a member of the team for many years.  They are members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and on call to attend mountain rescue incidents, not only in Galloway’s area of responsibility, but throughout Scotland SARDA (Southern Scotland). All SARDA Handlers and Dogs train at least once a month on a SARDA training weekend. These training sessions are held across the whole of Southern Scotland in a different location each month and generally mean staying in a hall or hostel for the weekend. This allows the handlers to become familiar with the different areas they may work in on a 'call-out'. The dogs train to find volunteers called 'Dogs bodies', who lie out on the hill to be found by the dogs. Without them the training of a Search and Rescue dog would not be possible.
Galloway Mountain Rescue
Photo: Roger Lever Photography
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
previous years in operation  40 1975-2015