Who Are We?

We are a specialist team dedicated to the training, developing and deploying of Search Dogs within the Lake District Mountains and Fells to search for missing people.

All Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dog Handlers are all operational members of Mountain Rescue Teams within the Lake District – all must already be competent in first aid and survival in a mountainous environment.

Handlers choose to train a searchdog to assist their own Mountain Rescue teams and other teams within the Lake District Region, and further afield in adjoining areas.

We are an entirely voluntary organisation and rely solely on the generosity of public donations.

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Latest News

Search Dog Jake retires

“Search Dog Jake, and his handler Laura Connolly, stepped down from active service on Sunday 11th December, after training in the Newlands Valley. Jake and Laura graded in Dec 2008

Impromptu avalanche training (Video)

Impromptu avalanche training (Video)

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New Website Launch

We are really excited to have launched our new website design after a short time in development! You’ll see things are looking different around here and it’s all been completely

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