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  • About Us

    We’re a K-9 team that searches for lost and missing persons. More

  • The Team

    Meet the members of Eagle Valley Search Dogs. More

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    We are always on the look-out for just the right person to join our team. More

Our puppy trainees…

Storm Von Schloss Berge, “Storm”
Black German Shepherd female – 6 months old
Handler – Diana Bzik
“Named after the comic book cartoon in X-men.  She has a small white stripe on her chest which reminds us of a lightening bolt.  I chose “Storm” because of her relentless pursuit of her toy…intense play drive..and her willfulness, but most importantly her ability to think.  Even at 9 weeks old I could see her little brain analyzing and studying.  When this little girl wants something, she is going to figure out how to get it which is ideal for search for work.  She started her Air Scent search training at 11 weeks old with fun runaway hide and seek games. Now she has progressed to short problems, finding someone out of sight. She is relentless for her squirrel toy and will climb anywhere for it. Storm has recently taken a love for swimming and is a fanatic for playing fetch. She has a ton of energy and is always on the go!”
Annika vom Kugelblitz CGC CA, “Annika”
German Shepherd female – 1 year old
Handler – Jennifer Culver

“April of 2014 K9 Raina of EV Search Dogs gave birth to 7 puppies bound for great things. So far 14 months later, I have yet to be disappointed. vom Kugelblitz “A” litter has 4 puppies currently in SAR, 2 in dual purpose police homes and 1 in an AKC obedience home. K9 Annika is maroon girl, and the runt of the litter that I kept back. This little girl had a ton of fight in her and when i thought we may loose her, and she pulled through I knew she had my heart.

Annika is in training for Airscent SAR and IPO. After taking a break over the last 8 months and focusing on obedience and tracking she is back at her air scent work and its like we never stopped. Once we solidify her complete find, refind sequence in which she locates her subject, comes back and finds me, barks repeatedly till told show me and then re finds her subject doing the whole sequence over and over till I am with the subject, we will start her testing! 2 of her littermates on Amigo SAR dogs have already passed 3 of the 5 certification tests, and Annika will be no different. I’m proud of all my SAR dogs, but what makes me even more proud of Annika is that I produced her, she is a product of my breeding, and like her mother, father, and all the other SAR dogs in the house she is handled, owned, and trained exclusively by me. This little girl just may be the one to carry on the vom Kugelblitz line.”

white German Shepherd Dog male – 1 yr old
Handler – Robert Langendoen
sable German Shepherd Dog female – 6 months old
Handler – Rita Argiros

Running trails with students

At a recent joint training with Allynwood Academy students, EVDOG’s Trailing K9 – Eme, enjoyed a great day of running trails with (and after!) some high school students.  Here is Eme with her handler, Jenn Culver & participating students.


The students are members of a special ‘club’ at Allynwood – the Dog Corps, and regularly train with members of Eagle Valley.   We enjoy working with the students – they make excellent ‘lost’ subjects for the live find dogs, willing to hide in the woods and enthusiastically play with the dogs after the find.  Our more experienced students step in as flankers in the field while we train any one of our dogs.  They all regularly attend Dog Training classes at Allynwood, and receive specialized training to equip them for Search & Rescue field operations.


To learn more about the Dog Corps program, please visit the Allynwood Academy CHAT blog.

Water Workout Weekend moves to New York!

Our 5th Annual Water Workout Weekend was a success!  This year hosted by Eagle Valley Search Dogs, Amigo Search & Rescue Dogs, and the Broome County Water Rescue Dive Response team.  The event was relocated from NJ to upstate NY where we utilized the comfortable facilities of Dorchester Park in Whitney Point, NY.


Guest teams came from all up and down the East Coast – handlers traveled from as far away as Massachusetts and North Carolina.  Training stations on land and in the water were set up for participants, and everyone had ample opportunity to work their way through the stations both days of the event.


We had several young puppies who benefited from the socialization with divers and the strange sights and sounds near the water.  The older dogs enjoyed rousing diver runaways and interactive play sessions.

This event could not go on without the work and support of the NYS Federation of Search and Rescue teams and our many event donors & sponsors.  Many thanks to the following businesses and local organizations:

Royal Canin
Shop Vac
Shop-Rite / Inserra Markets
The Reveille Restaurant
Shaff’s Custom Meats
Harpursville Farm and Garden
Faithful Companion Pet Cemetery

Excellent coverage and news stories by local media about the event can be watched and read here:

Fox40 – WICZ

News 12 – WBNG Binghamton

The Evening Sun – Chenango County, NY