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Some more great news to share!
Today at the second day of Lowland Rescue Search Dog Assessments itโ€™s a huge WELL DONE to Lou & Risk who re-qualified as a L3 area Search Dog Team today.
Now for a well earned rest for everyone involved in this weekends assessments.....until the next Callout!!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ
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Some more great news to share! 
Today at the second day of Lowland Rescue Search Dog Assessments itโ€™s a huge WELL DONE to Lou & Risk who re-qualified as a L3 area Search Dog Team today.  
Now for a well earned rest for everyone involved in this weekends assessments.....until the next Callout!!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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Brilliant news - very well done!

Congratulations Lou

BZ Lou. Also BZ Sara Halton for all her organisation, not forgetting the bodies - we couldn't do it without them.

Well done Lou!!

Congratulations

Well done Lou

Well done

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Great News!!
Berkshire hosted day 1 of the Lowland Rescue Search Dog Assessments today. We are very pleased to congratulate Paul & Gem on their re-qualification as a Level 2 Search Dog Team and also Graeme & Tim who qualified as a Level 3 Search Dog Team.
Qualifying a Search Dog to a national standard takes hundreds of hours of dedication and represents a very special bond between Dog and their Handler.
A huge thank you to all the supports and Assessment Team, who all worked hard to ensure a safe environment for all participants.
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Great News!!
Berkshire hosted day 1 of the Lowland Rescue Search Dog Assessments today. We are very pleased to congratulate Paul & Gem on their re-qualification as a Level 2 Search Dog Team and also Graeme & Tim who qualified as a Level 3 Search Dog Team. 
Qualifying a Search Dog to a national standard takes hundreds of hours of dedication and represents a very special bond between Dog and their Handler. 
A huge thank you to all the supports and Assessment Team, who all worked hard to ensure a safe environment for all participants.Image attachment

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Many congratulations to all involved - well-organised and supported. Hope tomorrow goes as well as today did!

Congratulations to you all

Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰

Well done Grazie ๐Ÿ™‚

Well done guys.

Well done everyone!!!

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ

Confratulations both of you!!

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Happy International Womens Day to all our female members in the team. We would be lost without you all! ...

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And the wives, girlfriends and daughters behind the scenes โค๏ธ

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Spring is on the way and we are pleased to announce some new arrivals to the team, all belonging to existing members. Welcome to Jersey, Ghost and Chester seen here at one of our essential training sessions having supervised play. Check out their individual photos in the comments โคโคโค ...

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Welcome pupsโ€ผ๏ธ

'Allo loony search pups, welcome to "the game" ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh how gorgeous ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Caroline Thomas omg look ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ’ท Police and Crime Commissioner awards ยฃ20,000 to Search and Rescue Teams across the Thames Valley.

This funding will be used to support a range of areas including advanced mapping systems and equipment for Search Technicians.

Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue, Buckinghamshire Search & Rescue and Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire have each received ยฃ5,000 to fund the costs of MAPYX and assist with running costs.

Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs and Search Dogs Buckinghamshire have each received ยฃ2,500 to assist in the teams running costs, as well as equipment for the Search Dogs and Technicians.

Funding received has been largely secured through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), a joint fund managed by the PCC and Thames Valley Police Chief Constable.

Read the full story โžก๏ธ bit.ly/2NDKvk0
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Well the snow has put some smiles on some faces - young and old (and the dogs had fun too!) Check out some of the videos in the comments! ...

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Good to see you all taking training seriously! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฃ

Great photos

Stunning

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It was a cold morning for our essential training today, but team Aaron and Chilli clearly worked hard! It is Aarons birthday today, but we dont think any candles are going to be needed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ...

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Páramo Directional Clothing your jackets are keeping our team members warm ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Lol! Happy birthday. ๐Ÿพ

Steaming ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃhappy birthday x

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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team.
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyoneโ€™s best efforts, could not be saved.
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara.
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken.
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional. He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts.

Stand down Blaze.
Rest in peace.
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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team. 
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyoneโ€™s best efforts, could not be saved. 
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara. 
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken. 
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional.  He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts. 

Stand down Blaze. 
Rest in peace.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Gutted to hear this ๐Ÿ˜ข

Blaze you will be much missed you crazy, gobby, bonny lad. It was a pleasure to watch you and your Mum Sara grow into a truly fantastic area search team. Rest easy lovely boy xx๐Ÿ’”

Thoughts are with Blazes handler and search family. Rest those paws ๐Ÿพ x

So very sad. Sorry for your loss especially Sara. ๐Ÿ’”

So sorry - sending love ๐Ÿ’•

We are devastated by this news, Blaze was such a huge character our condolences to Sara and our thoughts with the team - rest in peace Blaze thank you for your service

Run free and forever Search Dog Blaze. You will be missed by many people and your SAR family. Stand down my friend. ๐ŸŒˆ

RIP Blaze. Our condolences from everyone in the team.

Rest in Peace Blaze. Thank you for your service

All our thoughts are with Sara and the entire team. RIP Blaze ๐Ÿพ from your SAR family

So sorry for your loss as a team and for Sara especially. There’s never a good time for them to leave us but you know he left you doing what he loved. Rest in peace SD Blaze x

Our deepest condolences from everyone here at the team. RIP Blaze

So very sorry to hear this, such a huge loss to the family and to the wider search and rescue community We lost Bob, a mountain rescue search dog, in very similar circumstances in 2019 - it’s totally heartbreaking when they’re taken so suddenly from us Rest easy Blaze ๐ŸŒˆ Sincere condolences to Blaze’s handler x

We are so sorry for your terrible loss Sara and for your team also. What an amazing dog. Run free Blaze.

I’m so sorry to hear this Sara. Blaze was a goodun. I can’t imagine how you are feeling. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope there’s mud on the the other side xx

This is such terrible sad news about Blaze. So very sorry to hear of this - Sara sending you and all your family my very best ๐Ÿ’”xx

From all of us at Trossachs search and rescue condolences to you all and your beautiful dog. Our thoughts are with you all at this time

From our team to yours.... our deepest sympathy! WV K9 Search and Rescue, Inc.

Rest easy Blaze. You will be missed by many but you did an amazing job. Our thoughts with you all

So very sorry to hear this. Thank you for your service Blaze, stand down and sleep well ๐Ÿพ

Oh, Sara. My heart goes out to you. Having lost two still active operational search dogs in the past. Big hugs, Sara. Words won't help, but remember Blaze with love and gratitude for the time you shared together and hold onto those cherished memories. Blaze, R.i.P and run free, lad xxx๐ŸŒˆ

Words cannot adequately express the sadness felt at hearing such sad news. So sorry for you loss, Sara. RIP Blaze.

What a sadness for your loss. Go rest high, K9 Blaze. Deep sympathy, Handler Sara. Navajo County Search and Rescue K9 Team.

Bless, RIP Blaze. Thoughts are with Sara and the team. Condolences from all at G4H Rescue.

Sad news to hear. It's a terrible loss for any handler. Remember those days and nights you shared. Journey well Blaze

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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.Thank you to everyone who voted in our poll last week to help us split the ยฃ2,000 raised from our Charity Christmas Baubles. We have reviewed the results from all of our social media channels and the majority of you would like us to split the donations equally between Samaritans plus nine other charities randomly selected from our charity well. We have used a random selector to choose these charities. So, without further ado, we're excited to announce that we will be donating ยฃ200 each to the following fantastic charities...

โค๏ธ Samaritans
๐Ÿงก Pet Blood Bank UK
๐Ÿ’› Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary
๐Ÿ’š Hounds for Heroes
๐Ÿ’™ Garbos German Shepherd Dog Rescue
๐Ÿ’œ DogLost.co.uk
โค๏ธ Farnham, Camberley and Districts Cats Protection
๐Ÿงก Medical Detection Dogs
๐Ÿ’› Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs
๐Ÿ’š Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service
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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.

The team have been called out this evening to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR AND Thames Valley Police to search for a high risk missing vulberable peraon. ...

The team have been called out this evening to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR  AND Thames Valley Police to search for a high risk missing vulberable peraon.

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Everything crossed for a good outcome - stay safe x

Has Lisa been found?!

Stay safe team

You all do such a great job!! Stay safe x

Stay safe guys

Stay safe

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From all of us at Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs , we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. This year has been an unusual one, and we would like to thank you all for your support during this time. Christmas may be different for many of us this year, but we remain on call over the festive season. ...

From all of us at Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs , we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. This year has been an unusual one, and we would like to thank you all for your support during this time. Christmas may be different for many of us this year, but we remain on call over the festive season.

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And seasons greetings from our team to yours

Merry Christmas to you all see you in the New Year stay safe x

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We received a very special Thank You today from our friends at Mulberry House Vets.
They very kindly gave us a ยฃ50 Amazon voucher to give away as a treat to one of our members and their family.
They said โ€œPlease accept this gesture of our appreciation for all the work you do across Berkshire and beyond with your fabulous dogs.โ€
What a lovely gesture!
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We received a very special Thank You today  from our friends at Mulberry House Vets. 
They very kindly gave us a ยฃ50 Amazon voucher to give away as a treat to one of our members and their family. 
They said โ€œPlease accept this gesture of our appreciation for all the work you do across Berkshire and beyond with your fabulous dogs.โ€
What a lovely gesture!

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How lovely. They are my vets I'm proud to say

What a great gesture.

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We are delighted to share the news that Anabelle and Cassine passed their Lowland Rescue Level 2 Airscenting National Assessment this afternoon in challenging weather conditions. Cassine is the first German Shepherd to qualify as an operational search dog for Lowland Rescue. We are very proud of them both. ...

We are delighted to share the news that Anabelle and Cassine passed their Lowland Rescue Level 2 Airscenting National Assessment this afternoon in challenging weather conditions. Cassine is the first German Shepherd to qualify as an operational search dog for Lowland Rescue. We are very proud of them both.Image attachment

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I shared this on a group called K9 SAR Network, which I joined a while ago - it received 6 comments of congratulations and 53 likes/hearts!

Good Girl! And I apologise for calling you a husky... but the first thing I saw from under my hood was lovely grey/brown waggy tail! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿพ

Congratulations Anabelle and Cassini!! A huge accomplishment.

Well done Cassini we knew you'd get Anabelle through !!๐Ÿ‘

Many congratulations to Cassine(and Anabelle and your support). There is no better feeling than the moment you are told it's a pass!

Congratulations to you both. Such a stealthy and calm dog when she finds you x

Very well done to both of you -congratulations!

At last, a GSD in Lowland Rescue. Great news.

Fantastic work Anabelle and Cassini. Well deserved ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations. All the hard work paid off ๐Ÿ˜‰

Great effort, well done!

Brilliant news! So pleased for them!

Brilliant news! Well done both ๐Ÿ‘

Congrats both of you!! X

Good to see a GSD on the team.

Wow amazing congratulations

Awesome "Dog Team Cassine", nice ring to that ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats both

Well done Anabelle and Cassine

Well done Cassine, and the driver. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo and Chhubohe.

WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH.XXX

Congratulations!!

Well done both of you

Well done both x

Well done both

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It's time for another big thank you!
Buckingham Schenk has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2020/2021 and recently handed over a very generous donation of ยฃ750 (plus gift aid) to Team Dog Handler Ro, and her operational search dog Otto.
Thank you so much from the whole Team!

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UKโ€™s leading wine importers. They deal with every part of the UK market, from retailers to independent merchants, restaurants, pub groups and wholesalers. Their website is www.buckingham-schenk.co.uk
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Its time for another big thank you!
Buckingham Schenk has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2020/2021 and recently handed over a very generous donation of ยฃ750 (plus gift aid) to Team Dog Handler Ro, and her operational search dog Otto.
Thank you so much from the whole Team!

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UKโ€™s leading wine importers. They deal with every part of the UK market, from retailers to independent merchants, restaurants, pub groups and wholesalers. Their website is www.buckingham-schenk.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment
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