Monday, April 26, 2021

What Are Ski Patrol Rescue Dogs?

Have you gone skiing and noticed a working dog riding on the chair lift? Or dogs with the ski patrol? Many ski resorts employ ski patrol dogs to help keep the mountains safe. These dogs are highly trained in search and rescue and are particularly useful to resorts should an avalanche occur. Patrol dogs can smell a victim buried 10-15 feet down in the snow. It is said that one dog with its handler can do the job of 150 trained human searchers in the same amount of time.

Labradors, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Border Collies are the breeds most commonly used as ski patrol dogs. These dogs undergo extensive training and must recertify every couple of years. The characteristics that make for a great ski patrol dog are: obedience, prey drive, high energy and exceptional physical condition.

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