Average 60 Callouts per year

2 to 3 years to train a search team

Saving lives in wild and remote locations


MOUNTAIN RESCUE SEARCH DOGS ENGLAND is a charity training Mountain Rescue volunteers & their dogs, to find vulnerable missing people in the wild & remote places of the UK since 1971.

At MRSD England, we train our dogs as ”Non discriminatory air scenting” search dogs. That is to say they are not given a scent article with the scent of a particular person, but are searching for any human scent in the air.

MRSDE is a dog training charity, we teach Mountain Rescue personnel to train Mountain Rescue Search Dogs across England. We are unable to teach you the required search and rescue skills required for working in an upland environment. As such, we are only able to take on prospective trainees who have at least 1 years callout experience with a recognised Mountain Rescue team, with written support from your team. Additionally we require that you have bodied for us on both national and local courses on a number of occasions.

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Search Dog Training

Find out more about how, when and where we training and what it takes to produce a life saving search dog.

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Become a Dogsbody

The most valued people in Mountain Rescue Search Dog Training, we would be lost without these amazing people who volunteer to go out in all weathers to hide from our dogs.

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Search Dog History

Find out how it all began, the history of Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, the changes and the statistics.


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Our search dogs don't only support their own teams, they can be called upon as needed anywhere but very often within their regions. This week SD Lottie has been representing her team Exmoor Search & Rescue Team  taking a training session with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Ashburton highlighting the skills of the dogs during searches. They set up a dog vs human search exercise ...guess who won #thenoseknows #k9mountainrescue #nodronesrequiredhere
Congratulations to Bev of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team with Barney who passed their registration test yesterday. Barney is one of SD Roy's pups and is certainly on track to follow in his pawsteps. Stock test to do now before starting their Indication stage training  #genetics #collies  #k9mountainrescue
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