Item: Royal canadian mounted police police dog service avalanche search and rescue
Title: Royal canadian mounted police police dog service avalanche search and rescue
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Terry Barter
Abstract: The use of dogs to locate people is a concept which has been in use for many years and carried out in many different manners for different reasons. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have formally utilized dogs in police work for fifty-three years,dating back to a small start in 1935. Through the years many breeds have been utilized and experimented with however the German Sheperd has proven to be the most suitable for our work and is used exclusively by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police today. Dogs used for detection in avalanche search and rescue are all general purpose service dogs which have beenstationed in mountainous areas which would require this profile.
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Keywords: dog, avalanche search, rescue, mountains
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