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

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    Meet the members of Eagle Valley Search Dogs. More

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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

Puppies have arrived!

Eagle Valley Search Dogs is pleased to announce the arrival of the “A” litter from Raina vom Franzosen Wald STAR CGC SAR-W and Edgar von Ramhaus (Soren) STAR CGC SD.  Raina & Soren are SAR K-9s owned, trained and handled by EVDOGs member, Jennifer Culver.

Raina was the youngest certified search dog in NYS passing her final certification tests for Air Scent and Human Remains at 12 months old. Raina is certified through the New York Federation of Search and Rescue teams as well as International Police Working Dog Association (IPWDA) as an HRD K9.  Raina’s mother (Ripley) has had 2 litters which have 4 search dogs and 4 police canines. Raina has also filmed a movie which is in production at this time and will be released in 2014 called Late Phases.

Edgar (Soren) is actively training for IPO and will be going for his BH and IPO 1 this spring. His main job is HRD (cadaver) K9. He is also a therapy dog and my personal service dog. While defensive and strong in protection work, he can fly on airplanes next to total strangers and spend his days at a therapeutic boarding school for trouble kids as a therapy dog. Soren has also been on sheep and is a natural herder. He is the multipurpose GSD who can do it all.

This litter will produce very high drive, serious working dogs who will need a job to do daily. Both dogs bring nerve strength, high prey, biddablitity and defense. Both are very social and friendly to kids, adults, small dogs, and live in a pack of 10 dogs from 3 pounds to 80 pounds.

More pictures and video to come. Please visit her site for more information and email Jennifer with questions at