Staffordshire gets its third Search and Rescue Dog!

Many congratulations to James Rudman and Labrador Jake for passing gruelling national assessments in Snowdonia to become a qualified Search and Rescue Dog Team

James and Jake are the third operational search dog team for Staffordshire joining colleague handler Dave and collie 'Red' and handler Rob and collie 'Penny' as fully operational air-scenting dog teams.

While waiting for their first operational call-out in Staffordshire, or as as part of a nationwide response, handler James and Search Dog Jake are enjoying a well earned rest following this weekends assessments.

Well done and thank you to everyone who supported James along his journey to success. James and Jake have worked extremely hard and this superb achievement is one they both truly deserve.

Search dog Jake and Dog Handler James

Search dog Jake and Dog Handler James

Dog Team Lead Dave, Handler James, Search dog Jake and Dog's Body Amy

Dog Team Lead Dave, Handler James, Search dog Jake and Dog's Body Amy

Proud Jake with his new tag

Proud Jake with his new tag

Assessors, Handlers and Bodies at this weekends assessments in Snowdonia

Assessors, Handlers and Bodies at this weekends assessments in Snowdonia