Who are we?
The Croatian Search and Rescue Dog Organization is a new association founded by dog lovers.
Our primary goal is to promote the work of SAR dogs and use it to help anyone who is injured or lost on an unknown territory, and to search for people who are trapped in rubbles, landslides, water and avalanches.
The association was founded in 2011 and has since reached a number of 10 active teams. Every our human member are also members of some fire department or units (DVD Opatija, JVP Opatija, DVD Kras Šapjane, JVP Zadar).
Regardless of the youth of our association, our members have passed many tests, exercises and have had camp training. 8 of our teams have been licensed as firefighting search teams with dogs and we are proud to say that all of our dog members are the first dogs in Croatia who have been given membership in a firefighting rescue team, and they have justified their status with their license.
We conduct our training primarily on the firefighting community of PGŽ training ground, and since it is necessary to change the training grounds we also have our training near Zagreb, Zadar, in Istria and in Slovenia.
Since 2013, we have received membership of the Croatian Association of Sports Cynology, as well as being one of their sections and our members have become members of the Croatian Cynology Union. We started to work on the disciplines of sports cynology - utility dogs and we are preparing our first IPO exams.
Most of our dogs are of Belgian Shepherd - Malinois breed but we also have two Labradors and one mix. You can learn more about our handlers and their dogs in the “Our dogs” tab.