Sandy Vernlund - NASAR SAR TECH II and MLPI, AFRCC
SMC Graduate, Ground Pounder Instructor, Certified CERT
Instructor, Member of NAPWDA, and Canine Search
Solutions (CSS). NASAR Hug-a-Tree Presenter. Rowdy -
AKC CGC and certified for Human Remains Detection NASDN
'10, NAPWDA '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18 and
NASAR HRD Land III, '11. Jet - Belgian Shepherd passed US
Border Patrol Area Search Evaluation June, 2015. AKC CGC.
Certified Human Remains Detection NAPWDA '16, '18.
Dooley - Treeing Walker Coonhound. AKC CGC. Certified in
tracking NAPWDA '16, '18. Shadow - Passed away May,
2017. AKC CGC, Certified Trailing NAPWDA '06. Certified
Building Search NAPWDA '06 and '14. Certified for Area
Search Non-Scent Discrimination with NASAR Canine
SARTECH II '07, NAPWDA 06,'07,'08, '09,'10, '11, '12, '13,
'14, and NASDN '07. Passed US Border Patrol Area Search
Evaluation June, 2015. Certified for Cadaver Detection
NASDN '10. Bodasafa - Passed away Spring 2015. AKC
CGC and certified for Tracking and Trailing with NAPWDA
'07,'08,'09,'10, '12, '13, '14 and Basic Mantrailing with NASDN
'08. Complete SAR resume or CV available upon request.
Eric Peterson - NASAR SAR TECH II. Ground Pounder
Instructor. AFRCC SMC Graduate. Member of NAPWDA,
NASAR and Canine Search Solutions (CSS). Eric has two
dogs. Ninja - AKC CGC. Purebred Dutch Shepherd. Certified
in Human Remains Detection NAPWDA '16 and '17. Eve -
Retired. AKC CGC and certified for Basic Mantrailing with
NASDN '09, '11, NAPWDA Tracking and Trailing '11 and
Cadaver Detection NAPWDA '13 and '14. Emmett - Passed
away Spring 2015. AKC CGC and certified for Area Search
with NASDN '11 and NAPWDA '11, '12', '13, '14. Building
Search NAPWDA '14. Complete SAR resume or CV available
CSS - Canine Search Solutions,
Madison, Wisconsin specializes in
Crime Scene Investigations and
Cold Cases. Click here for more
NAPWDA - North American Police
Work Dog Association. Click here
for more information.
Types of Search Dogs
Tracking Dogs - basically follow the subject's footsteps. They are oriented to the mixture of human scent and ground disturbance where
Trailing Dogs - are oriented to the cells that have fallen to the ground along the subject's route. This dog may work some distance from
the actual trail due to wind conditions.
Air Scent Dogs - can work very large areas off lead. These dogs are oriented to airborne human scent and work into the wind. Air Scent
dogs can be worked at night. Most Air Scent dogs do a recall/refind. When the dog finds the subject, they return to the handler, indicate
or tell them they found someone and lead the handler back to the subject.
HRD (Human Remains Detection) -These K-9s are trained to find bodies that have been buried, hung, burned, submerged or
scattered in an area. These dogs can work over land and water that is several feet deep. Our HRD dogs have specialized training and
experience in Water Recovery, Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Cases.
K9 Rowdy - HRD
Training for Water
Scene Investigation and
|K9 Bodasafa "Boda"
Rest in Peace
Brookings County K9
Search and Rescue
Brookings, South Dakota
Brookings County K9 Search and Rescue
Becky Eggebrecht - NASAR SAR TECH II. Becky has one
dog. Cyrus - Belgian Tervuren. AKC CGC. Certified Area
Search NAPWDA, June 2016. Cyrus temporarily removed
from working SAR in April 2018.
In Training for Tracking
Karen Cameron-Howell - Honorary member. Karen had three therapy dogs
(pug, sheltie and boxer) all completing over 150 hours each of work at schools
and hospitals. She’s also completed obedience titles on several boxers and a
sheltie. Her major emphasis is in showing in conformation events and has
AKC championships on a Welsh Terrier, a Smooth Fox Terrier, seven Airedale
Terriers and seven boxers with another major pointed. She is an active
member of Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association, Sioux Empire
Kennel Club and Missouri Valley Boxer Club.
Associate Members of BCK9SAR
Individual K9 teams become Associate Members of Brookings County
K9 Search and Rescue by invitation only. Associate Members are
nominated and approved by BCK9SAR officers only.
Amanda Jackson - Yankton
County Search and Rescue. K9
Chief - NAPWDA certified Human
Remains Detection, May 2018.
Tiana Shuster - Rapid City, SD.
K9 Tango - NAPWDA certified
Tracking, May 2018.
Area Search Certified
Jack McComas - Jack has one dog. Axle - German
Shepherd Area Search certified with NAPWDA May, 2018.
Jamie Phillips - Jamie has one dog. Howie - yellow Lab.
Training in Tracking.
Jamie and K9 Howie