Summit SAR Dogs

                   Information About SAR

                     Types of SAR Dogs on the Team


Wilderness Dogs are predominantly "air scent" dogs, meaning they find the scent in the air, and are trained to work in large wilderness areas. 


Scent Specific Wilderness Dogs are trained to work with a scent article and only locate that particular individual.


Non-scent Specific Wilderness Dogs will search and find any individual in the area.


Trailing Dogs use a scent article and are trained to follow human scent on the ground to find that particular individual.


Cadaver Dogs are trained to locate deceased individuals or sources that have actively decomposing tissue.


Historical Human Remains Dogs are trained to locate human remains and artifacts with human DNA on them dating back many years ago.